Año to get COVID-19 shot in coming weeks

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 6) - After returning from a three-month medical leave in April, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said he may be vaccinated against COVID-19 in the coming weeks.

Año, who underwent heart surgery twice during his medical leave, said his doctors already cleared him for vaccination.

“Baka next week or next, next week pa, because meron pa naman akong antibodies sa katawan (It might be next week or next, next week, because I still have antibodies)...The doctors already gave me the clearance to go on with my vaccination,” he told CNN Philippines’ News Night.

Año was the first Cabinet member to get infected with COVID-19. He caught the virus twice, first in March last year and the second in August.

He took a leave of absence in January following the advice of his doctors to rest and to further undergo tests.