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San Juan rolls out 2nd booster against COVID-19 for elderly, frontliners

Posted at: May-20-2022
Categority - Covid-19

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Posted at: May-20-2022
Categority - Covid-19

San Juan City rolls out its second booster shots against COVID-19 for senior citizens and medical frontliners at the Vmall Greenhills vaccination site on Friday. The Philippine Medical Association has urged those eligible for vaccine booster shots to get their jab after a more transmissible omicron subvariant was detected in the country.

he Health Technology Assessment Council (HTAC), in a statement, recommended the administration of a second booster of Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to prevent symptomatic illness for health workers at least 4 months after their ?rst booster.

The council recommended Pfizer's jab for senior citizens after at least 4 months have passed since their ?rst booster.

"Finally, the HTAC would like to emphasize that these recommendations are interim and it is actively following the latest evidence which is rapidly evolving," it said.

mRNA vaccines give cells instructions on how to make the S protein found on the surface of the coronavirus, which triggers the creation of antibodies, according to Mayo Clinic.

HTAC said Health Secretary Francisco Duque approved its recommendations and the National COVID-19 Vaccination Operations Center has proceeded with the rollout.

The Philippine Medical Association urges those eligible for a third or fourth vaccine dose to get it after a more transmissible omicron subvariant was detected in the country, according to its president Dr. Benito Atienza.

The group will meet with the Department of Health on May 26 about the stock of booster shots and COVID-19 vaccines for children in specialty clinics and hospitals, he said.

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