Marcos: Have your booster shots

Marcos: Have your booster shots

By Liezelle Soriano

MANILA — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. urged the Filipinos have booster shots amid the threat of the new Omicron subvariants XBB and XBC.

“Mayroon pa rin tayong kailangang pangalagaan. Kung minsan dahil… ‘Yan ganyan, wala na tayong masks. Hindi na tayo masyadong maingat ay nakakalimutan natin nandiyan pa ang pandemya. Medyo mahina na pero mas hihina ‘yan kung tayo po ay magpa-booster shot,” Marcos said in his speech Thursday during the 5th Ormoc City Diamond Charter Day Celebration in Ormoc, Leyte.

This is after the Department of Health (DOH) recorded nearly 300 cases of Omicron subvariants XBB and XBC, which are said to be more contagious.

“Magpa-booster shot po kayo para mabawasan na ‘yan lahat ng infection, mabuksan na natin lahat ng Negosyo,” Marcos added.

Marcos specifically mentioned the low number of individuals who have received booster shots in Ormoc.

“Mababa pa tayo sa booster uptake. Dito sa inyo, 33 percent. Pero alam ko kaya ninyong paakyatin ‘yan. It is essential that we increase that rate to 50 percent para mayroon tayong tinatawag na wall of immunity. Magtulungan tayo. Napakahalaga nito at marami tayong magagawa kaagad,” the President said. (ai/mtvn)

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