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Una health frontliners! QC kicks off campaign for COVID-19 booster shots

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The Quezon City government started on November 23 its COVID-19 booster vaccination campaign for healthcare workers after getting the go signal from the national government.

Some 5,000 healthcare workers and non-medical personnel in health facilities received booster shots at different vaccination sites, including Rosa Susano Elementary School, Pinyahan Elementary School, and Don Alejandro Roces Science Technology High School.

“Our healthcare workers were the first ones to receive the vaccines when we first launched it in March. Since they are consistently exposed to the virus due to their work, it is important that they be given booster shots for additional protection,” Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte said.

Based on the guidelines issued by the Department of Health, booster doses shall be given to those who have initially received their second shots at least six months ago , or around April or May this year.

Over the weekend, Quezon City-based tertiary hospitals started to vaccinate their medical and non-medical staff.