Vaccine deniers will get shot for pigs: Duterte

"You get vaccinated, otherwise I will order all the village heads to have a tally of all the people who refuse to get vaccinated," he added. "Because if not I will inject them with Ivermectin which is intended for pigs."

Duterte's remarks contradict those of his health officials who have said that while people are urged to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, it was voluntary.

As of June 20, Philippine authorities had fully vaccinated 2.1 million people, making slow progress towards the government's target to immunize up to 70 million people this year in a country of 110 million.

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