LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – The Provincial Health Office (PHO) is urging the public to continuously comply with the minimum health standards despite the availability of vaccines amid the rising cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the country.
In an interview on Monday, PHO chief Dr. Anna Ma. Teresa de Guzman said even though the country has started its vaccination program against the dreaded Covid-19, the vaccines do not give full immunity.
De Guzman said all kinds of vaccines do not guarantee an individual who was inoculated would not acquire any diseases or infect other people.
“The objective of the vaccination program is to give additional protection to your body to fight the virus but it does not guarantee you not to acquire nor transmit the virus,” she said.
De Guzman encouraged the public to properly wear face masks, face shields, and religiously observe physical distancing, as well as frequent hand washing and coughing etiquette.
Moreover, de Guzman advised everyone to consider getting vaccinated while the country is awaiting an additional supply of Covid-19 vaccines.
As of March 22, Pangasinan recorded 217 total active cases. (PNA)