House Committee on Health and Quezon Rep. Angelina Tan on Thursday expressed support for the Department of Health’s (DOH) brand agnostic policy to avoid overcrowding in vaccination sites.

But Tan said the DOH should inform the patient of the brand of vaccine that will be administered to him or her when he/she arrived in the vaccination site and should not force him/her to take such if he/she does not want to.

“As a medical doctor, I fully recognize the right of every patient to appropriate medical care and humane treatment including the right to informed consent and information along with other inherent patients’ rights,” Tan said.

Tan also called for the DOH and other concerned agencies of government to intensify the national initiative to increase public confidence in COVID-19 vaccines through accurate and relevant information.

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