The country's COVID-19 task force has revised the list of workers deemed as essential during the pandemic and to be prioritized for vaccination.
The Inter-Agency Task Force on Friday released the new and final list of the A4 priority group.
It now includes frontline workers in commuter transport, wet and dry markets, food service, news media, education, specific government agencies, and overseas workers. They will be vaccinated after the ongoing inoculation of senior citizens and people with co-morbidities.
The 17 subgroups are listed as follows:
A4.1 - commuter transport (land, air, and sea), including logistics
A4.2 - public and private wet and dry market vendors; frontline workers in groceries, supermarkets, delivery services
A4.3 - workers in manufacturing for food, beverage, medical and pharmaceutical products
A4.4 - frontline workers in food retail, including food service delivery
A4.5 - frontline workers in private and government financial services
A4.6 - frontline workers in hotels and accommodation establishments
A4.7 - priests, rabbis, imams, and other religious leaders
A4.8 - security guards/personnel assigned in offices, agencies, and organizations identified in the list of priority industries/sectors
A4.9 - frontline workers in news media, both private and government
A4.10 - customer-facing personnel of telecoms, cable and internet service providers, electricity distribution, water distribution utilities
A4.11 - frontline personnel in basic education and higher education institutions and agencies
A4.12 - overseas Filipino workers, including those scheduled for deployment within two months
A4.13 - frontline workers in law/justice, security, and social protection sectors
A4.14 - frontline government workers engaged in the operations of government transport system, quarantine inspection, worker safety inspection, and other COVID-19 response activities
A4.15 - frontline government workers in charge of tax collection, assessment of businesses for incentives, election, national ID, data collection personnel
A4.16 - diplomatic community and Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) personnel in consular operations, and
A4.17 - Department of Public Works and Highways personnel in charge of monitoring government infrastructure projects