The government will make changes to the country’s current vaccination strategies to increase the distribution of booster doses and immunizations among the senior citizens, according to a Department of Health (DOH) official, Monday, February 21.
With the Philippines continuing its rollout of the COVID-19 booster shots, experts around the world have started to look into recommending the administration of fourth doses to vulnerable citizens in the coming months.
Metro Manila will remain under Alert Level 2 until February 28, as announced by acting presidential spokesperson Karlo Nograles on Monday, February 14.
On Monday, February 7, the government officially started vaccinating children aged 5 to 11 years old against COVID-19.
The National Capital Region and other provinces in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao have been placed under Alert Level 2 beginning February 1 by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID).
The Philippine government targets to start vaccinating minors aged 5 to 11 beginning February 4, 2022, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire announced in a press briefing on Tuesday, January 25.
After admitting that the rising wave of COVID-19 cases caused the deceleration of vaccination drives, the Department of Health (DOH) released a statement advising COVID-19-positive individuals to get their booster shot after completing their isolation period and when their symptoms have completely subsided.
The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Monday, January 17, 2022, that COVID-19 was among the leading causes of death in the Philippines from January to October of last year, taking third place behind ischaemic heart diseases and cerebrovascular diseases.
The Department of Health (DOH) has reported 21,819 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, January 7, 2022. Furthermore, the Philippines has detected 29 more positive cases of the highly transmissible COVID-19 Omicron variant on Thursday.
Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the Philippines, the country has been classified under “high risk,” as announced by the Department of Health (DOH) on Monday, January 3.