By Glen S. Ramos / Benjamin Cuaresma
BATANGAS — The Department of Health (DOH) Calabarzon region’s health workers have started receiving their booster shots or third dose of anti-Covid-19 vaccine this week ensuring them enhanced protection against the virus.
Although, the clear benefits and effectiveness of booster shots have yet to be established, the DOH strongly emphasized that an additional dose can provide protection to individuals and their families against COVID-19.
Regional Director Ariel I. Valencia stated that the administration of booster shots to healthcare workers, senior citizens, and adults with immunocompromised situations was allowed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
“Ang mga health workers natin ang laging nasa frontline ng laban para sa Covid-19, kaya mahalagang sila ay mabigyan ng adisyonal na proteksiyon laban sa virus.”
“Tuloy-tuloy pa rin ang ginagawang bakunahan sa lahat ng mga priority groups sa mga iba’t-ibang local government units sa ating rehiyon. Kaya’t sa lahat ng mga hindi pa nababakunahan ay magpunta lamang sa pinakamalapit na vaccination site sa inyong lugar upang mabakunahan,” Valencia encouraged.
Meanwhile, the regional office today started its two-day booster vaccination activity with a total of 411 personnel vaccinated.
Vaccination for the pediatric groups aged 12-17 years old was also held with a total of 116 individuals immunized.As of December 5, 2021, a total of 26,239 booster jabs were given to health workers, 25,792 to senior citizens, and 16,867 to persons with co-morbidities. (ai/mtvn)
DOH-CALABARZON Regional personnel undergoes medical assessment before receiving a third dose or a booster jab of Covid-19 vaccine during the first day of booster vaccination for health workers held at the regional office on December 9, 2021.
Various teens were given proper information on the importance of Covid-19 vaccine after receiving their Covid jab during the two-day vaccination held at the DOH-CALABARZON Regional Office on December 9-10, 2021.