DOH reminds public: Second Covid-19 booster shot only for specific sectors for now

24/06/2022 8:45:00 AM

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The Department of Health (DOH) reminded the public that the second booster shot of Covid-19 vaccines are being given only to healthcare workers, senior citizens, and immunocompromised adults as of this time.

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Analou de Vera Coronavirus vaccines have been prepared for distribution at a vaccination site in Manila on May 18, 2021.By GMA News June 22, 2022 6:58pm Ted Aljibe/ AFP/ File photo The Philippines’ active COVID-19 cases have now exceeded the 5,000 mark, the Department of Health (DOH) reported Wednesday.Duque issued the remark when asked about the concerns of more than 120,000 healthcare workers and personnel who have yet to receive their OCA.The study, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, is based on data from 185 countries and territories collected from December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021.

(Ali Vicoy/Manila Bulletin) The Department of Health (DOH) reminded the public that the second booster shot of Covid-19 vaccines are being given only to healthcare workers, senior citizens, and immunocompromised adults as of this time.The DOH reiterated that this policy is in accordance with the recommendation of the Health Technology Assessment Council (HTAC).There were also 593 new coronavirus cases recorded in the country, bringing the nationwide tally to 3,697,793.“A second booster or fourth dose using the currently available vaccines is meant for those who have weaker immune systems that are not providing enough protection from the first booster,” the state-health agency said.Kailangan talaga may liquidation.“Healthcare workers are given the second booster in consideration of their high risk exposures to patients,” it added.Metro Manila recorded the highest COVID-19 cases in the last two weeks with 2,793 infections.The DOH noted that “what we must focus on at this time is the first booster that is already available for all adults.It was a 63 percent reduction, the study found.

” “Only one out of five Filipinos eligible for a first booster (around 14.The DOH said Philippine hospitals' COVID-19 occupancy rate remains at a safe level with 17.There has to be liquidation.85 million) have received the needed third dose,” it said.“DOH invites our private sector partners to please help get the jab done by encouraging all employees, store owners, and others to get their first booster,” it added.The Health department also said 18,856 individuals got tested for COVID on Monday, June 20..” He said they have told private hospitals and a few local government hospitals to submit their liquidation reports.

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