November 19, 2021

For the booster dose, healthcare workers can choose from the following vax brands: DOH

The Department of Health (DOH) stated that fully vaccinated healthcare personnel who desire to obtain a booster shot can choose their preferred Covid-19 vaccine brand.

Depending on the availability of vaccine brands at the immunization location, healthcare workers can receive a homologous or heterologous booster dosage, according to Department Memorandum 2021-0484.

The homologous dosage employs the same brand of vaccination to finish the primary immunization series, but the heterologous dose uses a vaccine from a different brand.

As a heterologous booster dose, take the following:

Individuals who have received Sinovac may also have received AstraZeneca, Pfizer, or Moderna.

Individuals who have been prescribed AstraZeneca may also be prescribed Pfizer or Moderna.

Individuals that have been assigned AstraZeneca, Pfizer, or a Moderna may be given to Gamaleya Sputnik V.

Ad26.COV2.s (Janssen) recipients may receive AstraZeneca, Pfizer, or Moderna.

Individuals that have been assigned Pfizer: AstraZeneca or Moderna may be administered.

Individuals who have been prescribed Moderna may also be prescribed AstraZeneca or Pfizer.

Medics on the front lines can get their booster doses starting November 17. In order to obtain one, healthcare personnel must notify the vaccination location in advance of their preferred brand for vaccine manufacture.

The Department of Health recommends boosting vector-based vaccinations like AstraZeneca with a different vaccine platform “because to the possible likelihood of pre-existing immunity attenuating or reducing the immunological response on the second or third dose,” according to the DOH.

“Vaccine recipients with a history of adverse reactions after administration of Covid-19 vaccine – the elderly, people with comorbidities, people who are prone to blood clots, myocarditis, or anaphylaxis – should consult their attending physician for the recommended boosting strategy,” the DOH stated.

All Covid-19 vaccinations, according to health professionals, continue to protect against severe sickness and death.

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