Luis Manzano willing to receive any COVID vaccine OK’ed by doctors


Luis Manzano said he’s willing to get any COVID-19 vaccine brand as long as it’s recommended by the medical experts.

“Basta ako, whether it be Pfizer, Moderna or Sinovac, basta basically all brands, pinapakinggan ko kung ano ang sasabihin ng doctor ko kung anong pinaka-OK para sa amin,” he said in a Facebook Live on Saturday, January 16.

One thing’s for sure, the TV host-actor is pro-vaccine.

“Do I believe in COVID vaccine? Yes! Naniniwala ako sa mga vaccine,” he said in response to a question from a follower. “Kumbaga, vaxxer akong tao. Bakunado din ako, lahat-lahat.”

He said while it’s easy to read about vaccines from different sources, it is the medical experts who will know the details. That’s why he will follow the doctors’ orders when it comes to getting inoculated against the virus.

“Ang sa akin, papakinggan ko kung ano ang sasabihin ng doctor ko kung anong brand ang pinakamaganda.

“Syempre, ako mismo, dahil hindi ko naman napag-aralan ‘yan, di ko naman alam, kumbaga ang mga detalye ng isang vaccine.

“Basta sa akin, ang papakinggan ko kung ano ang sasabihin ng doctor ko.”

Luis is just the latest celebrity to weigh in on the vaccine issue. Veteran comedian and Eat Bulaga host Joey de Leon earlier said in a social media post that while the public has the right to accept or refuse a vaccine shot, it’s still better to have one than none at all.

READ: Joey de Leon: ‘Basta may FDA approval na, wag matakot, makibakuna!’

The COVID vaccine is one of the hottest issues in the country today following news of the government’s free immunization deployment plan.

A Pulse Asia survey released last November 2020 found that 47 percent of Filipinos are not willing to be inoculated against COVID-19, as opposed to the 32 percent who said they would get a vaccine. The top reason (84 percent) of those not inclined to be vaccinated is concern over the safety of such vaccines.

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