The City Health Office is now administering 2ND booster doses against COVID-19 for frontline healthcare workers, senior citizens (60-years-old and above) and immunocompromised populations in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Department of Health.
City Health Officer Dr. Maria Sarah B. Talla said that eligible residents can go to the City Health Laboratory to get their 2nd booster dose from Monday to Friday (except holidays) 8:00AM-5:00PM and bring with them their vaccination cards.
Immunocompromised individuals are specifically defined as individuals with/are: immunodeficiency state, HIV, active cancer or malignancy, transplant recipients, undergoing steroid treatment, patient with prognosis/bedridden patients and other conditions of immunodeficiency as certified by physician.
Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo urges the elderly and healthcare workers to get their 2nd booster shot as the City Health Office has an available supply of Moderna, Sinovac and Pfizer vaccines to further protect our community from coronavirus and prevent deaths.
The 2nd booster dose shall be administered at least 4 months after the 3rd dose for 1st booster dose.
The use of Janssen, Gamaleya Sputnik V and Sputnik Light for 2nd booster dose administration does not have Health Technology Assessment Council (HTAC) recommendation yet, and therefore, shall not be administered as 2nd booster dose.