The Department of Health (DOH) reported that more than 100,000 booster shots and additional doses were successfully given to fully-vaccinated health frontliners, senior citizens as well as immunocompromised population in the country. 

Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire reported that 69,971 from the 102,102 doses were given to healthcare frontliners, while 21,139 were given to senior citizens, and 10,992 additional doses to immunocompromised people.

“Ang total natin na nabigyan na ng boosters o additional doses is 102,102 across the whole country,” Vergeire said during a live briefing.

Booster shots were only allowed to be given when immunity begins to subside several months after getting the vaccine. Additional doses or the third doses were given to persons who cannot create the right immunity against the illness. 

The country started the booster inoculation of healthcare workers on November 17, while seniors and immunocompromised people were given starting Monday. Ronald Espartinez