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City starts 2nd booster dose for 18 years old and above 

DAVAOEÑOS 18 years old and above can now avail of the second anti-COVID booster shot in all of Davao City’s identified vaccination like the Crocodile Park, People’s Park, and shopping malls.

One of the 500 recipients of the Anti-Covid 19 vaccine at the Don Francisco Dizon Sr. Elementary School, Barangay 19-B, Poblacion Davao City. This was organized by the Office of City Councilor Edgar Ibuyan Jr. File Photo

Individuals should bring their vaccination card to avail of the anti-COVID booster dose. 

Dr. Josephine Villafuerte, City COVID-19 Task Force Vaccination Cluster head, in an interview Monday said the city is now administering the second booster dose for those who have already reached three to four months from the first shot, including individuals with comorbidities. 

Villafuerte assured the public that the city has enough stock of vaccines and will administer these for as long as there are clients. For vaccine brands, Villafuerte said that Moderna is now available for individuals who want it as a booster dose.

Moderna vials arrived in the city this week and they would be added to the stock of vaccines alongside the Pfizer brand.  

As of June 3, 2022, the city government has already inoculated a total of 16,811 individuals for the second dose, or 6.32 percent of the 265,873 who had the first booster dose.  Data also showed that 20.2 percent of the 1,316,206 fully immunized individuals had their first booster dose. 

The city government continues to conduct mall-based vaccination, in parks, mobile vaccination in barangays, and in government offices to increase the number of individuals with booster doses.

Villafuerte underscored the importance of a booster dose as an added layer of protection against the risk of severe COVID-19.


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