Booster jabs for seniors, people in immunocompromised state to kick off Nov 22

THE rollout of booster or additional doses for senior citizens and individuals with comorbidities in immunocompromised state will kick off on Monday (November 22), the Department of Health (DOH) announced on Sunday night.

Immunocompromised individuals have either of the following conditions:

· Immunodeficiency state

· HIV

· Active cancer/malignancy

· Transplant patients

· Patients under immunosuppressive treatments

The DOH and National Vaccination Operation Center stressed that the administration of booster doses is conducted in a phased approach and is not yet available for the general population.

Senior citizens and immunocompromised individuals may receive a booster shot at least 6 months after being fully vaccinated with Pfizer, Moderna, Sinovac, AstraZeneca and Gamaleya, and at least 3 months after getting inoculated with single-dose Janssen.

The Priority Group A1 (A1 to A1.7) shall receive a single dose of Covid-vaccine as a booster dose, either a homologous or a heterologous dose.

Heterologous dose refers to the administration of a Covid-19 vaccine of a different brand from the vaccine that was used to complete the primary vaccine series. The homologous dose refers to the administration of a Covid-19 vaccine of the same brand from the vaccine that was used to complete the primary vaccine series.

As a homologous booster dose:

· Individuals given with Sinovac Covid-19 primary dose series may be given with a Sinovac vaccine dose as a booster dose.

· Individuals given Pfizer may receive Pfizer as a booster dose

· Individuals given Moderna may receive Moderna as booster dose

· Individuals given Astrazeneca may receive Astrazeneca as booster dose

As a heterologous booster dose:

· Individuals given with the Sinovac as primary dose series may be given with AstraZeneca, Pfizer, or a Moderna Covid-19 vaccine dose as a booster dose.

· Individuals given with AstraZeneca may be given with a Pfizer or a Moderna as a booster dose

· Individuals given with Gamaleya Sputnik V may be given AstraZeneca, Pfizer, or a Moderna Covid-19 vaccine dose as a booster dose

· Individuals given with Janssen may be given AstraZeneca, Pfizer, or a Moderna Covid-19 vaccine dose as a booster dose

· Individuals given with Pfizer may be given AstraZeneca or a Moderna Covid-19 vaccine dose as a booster dose

· Individuals given with Moderna may be given AstraZeneca or Pfizer as a booster dose

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