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San Juan targets 900 immunocompromised individuals for second booster shot

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San Juan City on Tuesday started administering the second COVID-19 booster shot for immunocompromised individuals.

San Juan Mayor Francis Zamora visited the vaccination center on Tuesday to check on the implementation of the program.

Zamora said the the second booster is to be given to immunocompromised individuals, and not to those who have simple comorbidities.

The immunocompromised include cancer patients, transplant patients, dialysis patients, and those with HIV.

Based on San Juan data, there are some 900 immunocompromised individuals in the city, and 300 of them are scheduled for a vaccination on Tuesday, Zamora told reporters.

He said they could choose a vaccine brand. Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines are available, he said.

He also said 96 percent of the target population in San Juan, have received a booster shot, while 262 percent have been fully vaccinated.

The city has seen the effects of the vaccination because it only has four active COVID-19 cases despite the eased restrictions under the alert level 1 status and campaign events that attract crowds.

“Iyan po ang importansya ng bakuna kaya andito po ako personally na nag iinspection sapagkat gusto ko po hikayatin ang bawat mamamayan natin na magpa-booster shot,” he said.