Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire underscored the need to complete the two-dose vaccination for full protection against COVID-19.
She noted, “All our experts are saying that the first dose is really not enough. You need to get your second dose because it provides you with maximum protection of the vaccine.”
Vergeire added those who missed their scheduled second dose can just go to their vaccination sites to get inoculated again.
Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. maintained optimism in reaching the government’s target of vaccinating 70 million Filipinos or 70 percent of the country’s population against the novel coronavirus disease by the end of the year.
Galvez said he sees the target attainable with more vaccination sites set to be put up and the bulk of COVID-19 vaccines arriving in the coming weeks and months.
He added that the country expects the arrival of about 9.95 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines this month.