Rollout for 2nd Booster to Start on April 25

According to the Department of Health (DOH), the rollout for the 2nd booster or fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine will start on April 25. This was confirmed by a heath official last Friday.

2nd Booster in the Philippines

Individuals who are at least 18 years old and above, and who are immunocompromised, are eligible to receive the additional jab. They can only get their second booster at least three months after their first booster shot or their third dose.

Ito ang mga bakunang aprubadong iturok na (Here are the vaccines approved to be given as) second booster or as your fourth dose, AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer, Sinopharm, and Sinovac,” Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said in an online media forum.

The country has reached 74.8 percent of its target of 67.3 million individuals as of April 21. They are now fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Over 1.7 million children ages 5 to 11 years old and 9.1 million adolescents have completed their primary series of Covid-19 vaccines. About 12.7 million eligible individuals are now part of the vaccinated plus or boosted population while 37.5 million are yet to receive their first booster shot.

As of April 21, we have vaccinated a total of 44,438 individuals during the special vaccination days in Region 12, Soccsksargen, Negros Oriental, and Negros Occidental,” Vergeire said.

To increase the low vaccination rate in Region 5 and Palawan, Vergeire said special vaccination days will be held in both regions on April 25 and 26. It will not take long until other parts of the country start to give the second booster as well.

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