COVID-19 Crisis: 2nd booster shots will become available to general population

Recently the Department of Health (DOH) announced via a press conference that people who belong to the general population will eventually be allowed to receive the 2nd booster shots for COVID-19, according to a GMA Network news report. Take note that months ago, billions of Pesos worth of COVID-19 vaccines got wasted which the DOH itself actually defended.

To put things in perspective, posted below is an excerpt from the GMA news article. Some parts in boldface…

Department of Health (DOH) officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergeire on Wednesday announced that the general population would now be allowed to receive the second COVID-19 booster shots.

At a press conference, Vergeire said the DOH is only waiting for the release of implementing guidelines before the roll out of the second boosters for the general population starts.

Initially, the second booster jabs were only made available to frontline healthcare workers, senior citizens, and persons with comorbidities.

The above report ended stating that over 78 million Filipinos got fully vaccinated (2 shots for most vaccine brands) for COVID-19 while almost 24 million got their booster shots according to the latest data from the DOH.

Let me end this piece by asking you readers: What is your reaction to this recent development? Do you think the pending availability of COVID-19 booster shots for members of the general population will significantly boost the nation’s resistance to the coronavirus? How many people in your local community got fully vaccinate but still have not availed of booster shots? Do you trust DOH office-in-charge Vergeire?

You may answer in the comments below. If you prefer to answer privately, you may do so by sending me a direct message online.


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