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One out of 5 Filipinos gets 3rd jab vs Covid


Only one out of five Filipinos eligible for a first booster or around 14.85 million have received the third jab against Covid-19, the Department of Health (DoH) said Thursday. 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 agency said. Health care workers are given the second booster in consideration of their high-risk exposures to patients. HTAC considers the best available evidence, including the need for a World Health Organization recommendation, as required by Republic Act 11525 or the "Covid-19 Vaccination Program Act." Around 14.8 million have received their first booster shot and more than 682,000 health care workers, senior citizens, immunocompromised and individuals with comorbidities have received their second booster.


Source: Manila Times June 23, 2022 22:19 UTC



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