All these ages 18 and older who will not be within the first 3 precedence teams will be capable of get the COVID-19 booster shot beginning Friday, the Division of Well being stated Thursday.
Earlier than this, solely well being staff, senior residents, and other people with comorbidity had been allowed to obtain booster pictures.
In response to Well being Secretary Francisco Duque III, booster customers are additionally allowed to decide on whether or not the model of the booster is similar or completely different from the one beforehand injected into them.
“However kung ano ‘yung mayroon, ‘wag na mag-aantay. Kasi hindi naman advert infinitum ‘yung provide of a selected vaccine. So dapat kung ano ‘yung andoon, magpaturok na,” stated Duque.
A booster will also be obtained solely whether it is greater than six months because the completion of the first 2-dose collection of COVID-19 vaccine or greater than three months after injection of the single-dose Janssen vaccine.
Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. confirmed that the Philippines has an satisfactory provide of vaccines, and thousands and thousands extra are coming this December.
“Our provide is sweet till July,” stated Galvez.
Primarily based on preliminary data, greater than 7.6 million COVID-19 vaccine doses had been injected through the nationwide vaccination days from Monday to Wednesday.
COVID-19 booster pictures out there for ages 18 and up: DOH
In response to Galvez, the whole quantity will rise to eight million as soon as the experiences from the native authorities items (LGUs) are accomplished, however it’s nonetheless wanting the goal of 9 million.
“Our most important goal isn’t actually to get the 9 million. Ang pinaka-main goal natin is to boost the capability of LGUs and to get that feeling of momentum,” he stated.
The Nationwide Vaccination Operations Middle granted the request of many LGUs to increase the nationwide vaccine drive for two days till Friday.
The federal government is making ready for the second spherical of the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive on December 15 to 17.
Hospitals at the moment are rising their capability for non-COVID sufferers in tandem with the decline in these affected by COVID-19.
Primarily based on different international locations’ expertise, the Philippines’ enhancing scenario could change if Omicron spreads, which is claimed to be extra contagious.
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