Tubod, Lanao del Norte –On December 28, 2021, Provincial Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza Dimaporo and 2nd District Representative Congressman Abdullah Dimakuta Dimaporo along with the 2nd District Representative aspirant Ms. Sittie Aminah Quibranza Dimaporo received their COVID 19 Vaccine Booster at Kapatagan Provincial Hospital. This is after the announcement of the Department of Health, allowing fully vaccinated to receive their booster shots which can increase our antibodies and provide further protection from the COVID 19.
Under the new policy of DOH, boosters may already be given to adults at least three months after the second dose of a primary two-dose vaccine of Sinovac, AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna, and Gamaleya Sputnik. Those individuals with the Janssen vaccine, are allowed to have their booster at least two months after the primary single-dose vaccine is given. The booster shots will be accessible to all available vaccination sites in every Local Government Unit. The Vaccination Card issued must be presented to avail the third COVID 19 jabs.
“It is very important to get the COVID 19 booster to shore up our immunity against COVID-19 especially for those vulnerable sectors”, Governor Dimaporo said.
Governor Dimaporo extends her appreciation to all front liners for their continued service during this holiday season.
According to Dr. Marujetta Opamen, vaccinations are still being carried out at our various vaccination sites in the province. In fact, “there will be a vaccination activity on the Municipality of Sultan Naga Dimaporo tomorrow (December 30) and will cater Municipalities of Sapad and Matungao on December 31”, Dr. Opamen said.
Governor Dimaporo encourages everyone to avail of the ongoing vaccination rollout to achieve the common goal of attaining herd immunity in the first quarter of next year. The Provincial Governor also wants to convey to everyone not to be complacent particularly during this holiday season where many gatherings and parties will take place. PIO-LDN