Mindanao Times

Immunocomp­romised sector to get 2nd shot starting today

- BY RHODA GRACE B. SARON

THE rollout for a second booster shot against COVID-19 for immunocomp­romised individual­s who are 18 and above starts today, said Dr. Josephine Villafuret­e, head of the City COVID-19 Vaccinatio­n Cluster.

Aside from the availabili­ty the second dose to all immunocomp­romised of all vaccines either population for homologous or heterologo­us provided they are 18 applicatio­n, Villafuert­e and above. said teams who will They are the ones who administer the vaccinatio­n are in immunodefi­ciency process and the sites are all state for either HIV; active prepared. cancer or malignancy,

The rollout for the next transplant recipients; undergoing booster shot is based on the steroid treatment; guidelines released by the patients with poor prognosis/bedridden National Vaccine Operation patients; and, Center on April 22, which other conditions of immuprovid­es the availabili­ty of nodeficien­cy as certified by a physician.

They can avail of the jab three months after the first booster shot and that they will allowed to choose whether the want homologous shot, or the same vaccine from the all doses that they took, or heterologo­us dependent on the availabili­ty of the vaccines based on the approval of the Food and Drug Administra­tion.

 ?? ?? A WOMAN uses her mobile phone to take a family picture at the roadside along Quezon Boulevard after attending the prayers of Eid’l Fitr in the nearby mosque last May 2. BING GONZALES
A WOMAN uses her mobile phone to take a family picture at the roadside along Quezon Boulevard after attending the prayers of Eid’l Fitr in the nearby mosque last May 2. BING GONZALES

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