Batang may ‘comorbidities’ pwedeng isama sa A3 category – Duque

Batang may ‘comorbidities’ pwedeng isama sa A3 category – Duque

August 23, 2021 @ 11:52 AM 10 months ago

Manila, Philippines – Iginiit ng Department of Health (DOH) na posibleng mapasama ang mga batang may ‘comorbidities’ sa vaccination priority groups ng government.

Ang approved priority groups ngayon ay are A1 (frontline health workers), A2 (senior citizens), A3 (persons with comorbidities), A4 (economic frontliners), at A5 (indigent population).

“For the vaccination for children, that also is not yet within the contemplation of the IATF,” lahad ni Duque.

Paglilinaw nito, posibleng mapasama ang mga ito sa A3 category.

“This is my personal view, if children are really those with co-morbidities, children with heart, lung, and other accompanying medical conditions, that may fully justify — from a policy standpoint — that’s allowed for children with co-morbidities [to be vaccinated],” dagdag pa ni Duque.

“In the light of a more transmissible Delta variant, I think it makes a lot of sense, I don’t anybody would question that they should be included as among individuals with co-morbidities and automatically belong to the A3 category within the prioritization framework.” RNT/FGDC