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Over 102,000 boosters, third doses supplied to precedence teams — DOH

DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire talks with reporters through Zoom assembly on this file photograph taken on April 23, 2020. INQUIRER.web file photograph / Daphne Galvez

MANILA, Philippines — The federal government has already supplied over 102,000 booster photographs and third doses to precedence teams, in response to the Division of Well being (DOH).

Well being Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire mentioned Thursday that each one areas have already began administering booster photographs and third doses for healthcare staff, senior residents, and immunocompromised people.

“As of November 24, we had been already capable of give boosters for well being staff at 69,971, for senior residents, 21,139, and for immunocompromised people to present their third doses, we now have 10,992. Ang complete natin na nabigyan ng (The full variety of) boosters or further doses is 102,102 throughout the entire nation,” she informed a web-based media briefing.

The DOH earlier defined that booster doses are supplied on account of waning immunity a number of months after the first course of vaccination, whereas third doses are supplied for individuals who might not haven’t mounted enough immunity towards the illness regardless of being totally vaccinated.

The rollout of booster photographs for well being staff began on November 17, whereas the administration of boosters and third doses was launched for the aged and immunocompromised people on November 22.

Authorities knowledge as of November 22 confirmed that 33,847,741 people are thus far totally immunized towards COVID-19, whereas 42,632,392 persons are partially vaccinated.


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