July 30, 2021

Vaccines are the best protection against Covid-19

On Friday, an Israeli health expert emphasized the need for vaccination in reducing the effect of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.

Both the Philippines and Israel, according to Dr. Guy Choshen of the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center’s Infectious Disease and Covid-19 expert, have shared comparable reactions and measures to control the virus, such as similar treatment and quarantine protocols.

“There are also more particular problems that we have addressed about the adoption of local standards and methods of treating patients with Covid-19,” Chosen said in a virtual news conference after the pandemic response measures were discussed.

According to Chosen, the government must increase the immunization program.

“The main issue is vaccination, and we can see that the Philippine government and the Department of Health (DOH) are pushing up the vaccination campaign, and this is an opportunity for Filipino citizens to cooperate with this campaign by getting vaccinated because this is the only way to mitigate the pandemic,” he said.

From the clinical side down to the prevent, isolate, and test methods, DOH Undersecretary Leopoldo Vega, who is also the testing czar, said the Philippines and Israel have comparable reaction procedures.

Vega said that approximately 90% of Israel’s population has been vaccinated, making them immune to the illness and even the danger of the Delta version.

Despite a spike in Delta infections in Israel, authorities believe that fewer people are becoming severely sick than in the past.

Health-care professionals, the elderly, and people with co-morbidities are among those who continue to get vaccinated in the Philippines.

Vega stated that despite limited supplies, the government is working continuously to speed up the immunization campaign and meet the goal of vaccinating 70.8 million Filipinos this year.

So far, 32,360,700 doses of Covid-19 vaccination have been sent to the country, with 18,174,405 doses given.

“We’re on the right track, in my opinion. We’ll be a little late, but we’ll be there “Vega explained.

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