COVID-19 vaccine booster shots ‘di pa kailangan sa general population — OCTA

COVID-19 vaccine booster shots ‘di pa kailangan sa general population — OCTA

September 21, 2021 @ 6:40 PM 4 weeks ago

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Manila, Philippines – Nilinaw na hindi pa kailanggan ang vaccine booster shots sa karamihan laban sa coronavirus disease (COVID-19) dahil nananatiling epektibo ang mga bakuna, batay kay OCTA Research fellow at molecular biologist-priest Nicanor Austriaco.

“I was able to calculate the vaccine effectiveness in Davao [City] because we wanted to see the vaccine effectiveness of the vaccines in the Philippines against Delta in a Filipino context. It’s difficult to do that in the NCR [National Capital Region] because there’s so much mobility between the NCR and Region 3, and Region 4. But we were able to get the data from Davao,” paliwanag ng eksperto.

Aniya, ang mga bakunang ginagamit ngayon sa bansa ay nananatiling “incredibly powerful at protecting Filipinos against the Delta variant.”

“Data from Davao suggests that we don’t need boosters for the general population yet,” dagdag pa nito.

“I know a lot of Filipinos are wondering whether or not they should start receiving boosters. If the effectiveness is 86 percent as the data seems to suggest in Davao, in the general population, it suggests we don’t need that.”

Samantala, sinabi pa ni Austriaco na nagsasagawa na ng pag-aaral upang malaman ang epekto ng mga bakuna sa Filipino health care workers.

“We need the data for health care workers to see whether or not they need boosters as other countries are beginning to deliver those as well.”

“What this means is that if we see that the infections are going up when the population immunity reaches a certain point, the hospitalizations will not go up and in fact go down because the vaccines are protecting our kababayans (countrymen),” dagdag pa nito.

“We are hopeful that if we achieve 70 percent, hopefully, 80 percent of the total population, we will see significant effects on decoupling,” RNT/FGDC


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