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THE city government is preparing for the booster shots against COVID-19 for the elderly and those with comorbidities.

Dr. Michelle Schlosser, spokesperson of the City COVID-19 Task Force, said last week the city government is just waiting for the logistical requirements so that it can start providing shots to these vulnerable sectors as it has also continued to inoculate with booster jabs to medical frontliners.

“Nagsugod na ta sa atoang health care workers nato sa SPMC and other private hospitals. Katong private hospitals na nasugdan nato katong Seamen’s Hospital and then DMSF or Davao Medical School Foundation. So musunod napud ang mga laing private hospitals ana, hopefully this week or the coming days, para ang tanang health workers ma-booster napud sila (We have started with our health care workers at SPMC and other private hospitals,” said Schlosser.

Also being provided with booster shots last week were those working at the temporary treatment and monitoring facilities and those members of the Rapid action Teams. 

Other priority groups will get their shots next months as Schlosser urged members of these groups not to overcrowd the vaccination sites.

“Please do not flock to our vaccination sites to avoid overcrowding of the area to maintain our minimum health standards,” she said.

Medical frontliners must coordinate with their respective health facilities, while students who can avail of booster shots are advised to see their school administrators.

Unlike in previous vaccination processes where the available vaccines were unknown, Schlosser said that at present, the vaccinees will have options to choose the vaccines as these will be announced before they go to the vaccination sites. 

“Gaya ng giingon nako before pwede sya homologous or heterologous. Naay choice ang mga tawo, homologous or heterologous booster (shot),” she added.

A homologous booster shot is the same as the first two shots, or one shot in case of Janssen,, while a heterologous booster shot is different from the first two vaccines. 


Source: Mindanao Times (