San Juan City rolls out 2nd booster shots

Medical & Health

The San Juan City government on Tuesday officially kicked off the administration of the fourth coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) dose or second booster shot for immunocompromised residents.

Of the city’s total fully vaccinated residents, about 95 percent already have their first booster doses while only four active Covid-19 cases are on record.

Three-hundred doses of second booster shots will be administered daily.

Mayor Francis Zamora said another layer of protection against the dreaded virus will keep residents safer amid the easing of restrictions in Metro Manila.

“We welcome this new development in our fight against Covid-19. We may have eased our Covid-19 restrictions in the new normal but we must remain vigilant to avoid another surge,” Zamora told reporters at a mall in San Juan City.

“We already know that the vaccine efficacy wanes after several months, so getting the second booster shot is very important,” he added.

Zamora said eligible individuals should be at least 18 years old, have received their Covid-19 first booster shot at least three months prior, and have received other vaccination at least two weeks before receiving the second booster shot.

To be prioritized are those in an immunodeficiency state, with human immunodeficiency virus, active cancer or malignancy, transplant recipients, undergoing steroid treatment, and patients with poor prognosis or bedridden.

Depending on the availability, vaccinees may choose their preferred brands. Walk-ins are not allowed.

“I am calling on my fellow San Juañenos to register in our registration portal again and choose the 2nd Booster Registration option to receive your second booster shot and get added protection against Covid-19,” Zamora said

Source: Philippines News Agency

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