DOH rolls out second booster shot vs COVID-19 to immunocomprised adults

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The Department of Health (DoH) confirmed that it has started the roll out of the second booster shot against COVID-19 to immunocompromised adults around the country. But the local government of Bacolod and the province of Negros Occidental is yet to confirm when it will kick-off the second booster shot to the targeted adults.

According to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) of the DOH, the second booster shot can be administered to immunocompromised adults on the third month after they received their first booster shot.

The health department said that the additional layer of protection aims to protect the vulnerable individuals against COVID-19 as their protection wanes quickly.

The immunocompromised persons who are eligible for the additional shot include those who received an organ transplant, cancer, and HIV/AIDS patients, have primary immunodeficiency, and those who take immunosuppressants.

The following vaccine brands will be able for second booster shot: Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Sinopharm and Sinovac.

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