June 23, 2021

NTF emphasizes the significance of the second dosage once again

Full vaccination doses will offer the greatest protection against Covid-19 infection, particularly now that health authorities have identified another another viral strain.

The Delta strain, also known as the Indian variety, is more severe and transmissible than the original virus, according to Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., the main implementer of the National Task Force Against Covid-19.

He said that the Delta variation had “2.6 times greater transmissibility” and “possibly increased severity” than the original strain, citing specialists.

“‘Yung mga bakuna po, pag naka-double dose na po tayo, mayroon tayong proteksyon (Once we finish getting the vaccination shots, we may be protected),” he stated during President Rodrigo Duterte’s pre-recorded “Talk to the People” speech on Monday night.

Galvez emphasized the need of finishing two doses of Covid-19.

“We find that if we receive full dosages, at least we may have additional protection,” he said.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), skipping a second dosage is still more dangerous than missing the first.

“It doesn’t matter whether it’s a few days early, a few days late, or even a couple of weeks late. It’s critical to return for the second dosage since the first injection primes the immune system by presenting this new antigen. In an online lecture in February, WHO top scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan remarked, “The second dosage is the one that truly provides the immune system a boost.”

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