Articles worth reading

Pag-IBIG Fund members save P52 billion

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time4 days ago

Pag-IBIG Fund members have saved more than PHP52 billion in the last 10 months, breaking yet another record for the period and exceeding full-year figures from before the pandemic, top agency officials said in a report by Philippine News Agency. Fro...

Twitter launches dedicated search prompt for HIV 

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time5 days ago

Twitter today launched another global expansion of our #ThereIsHelp notification service with a dedicated search prompt for HIV-related information across Asia Pacific and the Americas: Brazil, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Japan, Malaysia, Philippine...

Senate approves P5-trillion budget for 2022

account_balanceMetro Manila access_time4 days ago

The Senate on Wednesday approved on third and final reading the PHP5.024 trillion national budget for 2022, including the PHP10.8 billion for the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC),  according to a report ...

Taguig News

Taguig administers booster shots to senior citizens

account_balanceTaguig News account_circleMylene Santos chat_bubble_outline0 Comments

The Taguig City government started administering COVID-19 booster shots and third doses to fully vaccinated senior citizens (classified under A2 priority group) and persons with comorbidities (A3) on Nov. 23, according to a report by Manila Bulletin.

During the first day of administration held at SM Aura Mega Vaccination Hub in Bonifacio Global City, 141 people consisting of 25 senior citizens and 116 persons with comorbidities were given the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Sinovac Life Sciences’ CoronaVac vaccines as booster shots and third doses.

A report by the Health Technology Assessment Council (HTAC) of the Department of Health (DOH) stated that a booster shot is “a dose needed to address waning immunity over time in healthy individuals with sufficient immune response after the primary series.”

“Additional dose vaccination,” on the other hand, refers to “immunocompromised individuals whose immune response may be insufficient.”

In a media briefing last Nov. 22, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said all senior citizens will be given the booster shots while only those immunocompromised persons with comorbidities will receive third doses at the moment.

“All senior citizens are eligible for booster doses and only those in the list for immunocompromised will be part of the priority or eligible for third doses now. The rest of the A3 or those with comorbidities, sa next phase pa po sila,” she said.

According to the DOH, the immunocompromised A3 eligible to get third doses of the vaccine are those with immunodeficiency state, people living with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), active cancer or malignancy, transplant patients and patients under immunosuppressive treatments.

Immunocompromised is someone who has a “weakened immune system,” according to the US National Cancer Institute.

As of Nov. 23, the DOH reported that 70,500 individuals have received booster shots all over the Philippines.

According to the DOH, those who were fully vaccinated with CoronaVac, AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Sputnik V can get booster shots after at least six months while those who got the single-dose Janssen vaccine can receive it after at least three months.

People who were fully vaccinated with the Sinovac vaccine can be given Sinovac, AstraZeneca, Pfizer or Moderna as their booster shot.

For Pfizer-BioNTech, it is Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca or Moderna, and for AstraZeneca, it can be AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna,

For Moderna, it is Moderna, AstraZeneca or Pfizer-BioNTech, and for Sputnik V, the recommended is AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna.

Those who got the Janssen vaccine will be given AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna.

date_rangeDate Published
1 week ago
shareShare article
folder_openArticle tags
content_copyCategorized under

Share your thoughts with us

Related Articles

Taguig opens clubs to fully-vaccinated adults 

account_balanceTaguig chrome_reader_mode4 days ago

Only fully vaccinated adults are allowed to enter bars and clubs in Taguig, the city government said in a report by Manila Bulletin. The Taguig Safe City Task Force issued Advisory No. 58 on the operation of bars and clubs in the city. “Only ...

Muntinlupa eyes 8,000 daily vaccinations

account_balanceMuntinlupa chrome_reader_mode1 week ago

As part of the “Bayanihan Bakunahan” National COVID-19 Vaccination Days campaign which runs from November 29 to December 1, the City Health Office (CHO) of Muntinlupa targets to inoculate up to 8,000 individuals daily in all local vaccina...

Navotas rolls out booster shots

account_balanceNavotas chrome_reader_mode1 week ago

The City Government of Navotas Monday rolled out its COVID booster vaccination for senior citizens and persons with comorbidities. The program is in line with the 3-day National COVID-19 Vaccination Days on November 29–December 1, 2021. Senio...

Over 7,000 Muntinlupa residents receive jabs on 1st day of Nat’l Vaccination Days 

account_balanceMuntinlupa chrome_reader_mode6 days ago

The local government of Muntinlupa has reached its daily target for the first day of the “Bayanihan Bakunahan” National COVID-19 Vaccination Days campaign recording more than 7,000 residents to have been inoculated last November 29. Acco...

Let's Stay Connected Like us on our Facebook page.
Click on the article to continue reading
Quezon City adopts no contact apprehension system Red Cross pushes saliva test Vaccines from COVAX to arrive in Q1 Makati Shangri-La to close doors on Feb. 1 Cities in NCR to start vaccination simultaneously Mother, girlfriend of Filipino infected with UK variant also test positive Send Press Release MNC Facebook Page MNC Twitter Page MNC Instagram Page LGU Spotlight Barangay Front Business Sports Entertainment Metro Gen Metro Feature