Dabawenyos who missed the second dose of the anti-Covid are encouraged to coordinate with their district health centers and register for the next scheduled jabs.
Those who missed the second dose have either contracted the coronavirus after the first or due to a busy work schedule, Dr. Aldrich So, the District Health Physician and Vaccine Cluster Representative of City Health Office, said in a radio interview on Bida Bakunado on Davao City Disaster Radio on Friday.
For a person who contracted the coronavirus and recovered to avail of the second dose, the person needs to be tagged as recovered in their barangays and must not show any COVID-19 symptoms.
“If nag positive po ng COVID, pwede na siya magpavaccinate pag recovered na siya, this means he is done with the 14 days isolation) and asymptomatic (If the person got positive of COVID, he/she may be vaccinated once he is recovered. This means he is done with the 14 days isolation and asymptomatic),” he said.
The process is the same for those who lapsed the scheduled date of the second dose.
“If lapsed na po yung vaccination, they may communicate with their districts or with the vaccine hotline to ask for a schedule for second dose. Mag take time nga lang po since we will be waiting for another new batch of vaccines to give to the missed doses, lalo po pag matagal na po ang lapse (If the vaccination has already lapsed, they may communicate with their districts or with the vaccine hotline to be scheduled for the second dose. However, it will take time because we will be waiting for another new batch of vaccines to the missed doses especially if it’s been a while after the lapse),” he added.
In a separate interview with CIO, whether there is an adverse effect of vaccination after the lapse, So replied the there has been no known side effects yet.Vaccination hotlines are as follows: Smart Hotline: (0961) 073 4965 / Globe Hotline: (0927) 022 9087. For district vaccination hotlines, the concerned person may visit this link, bit.ly/DistrictVaxHotlines. CIO