- The Department of Health (DOH) gave some suggestions to avoid additional COVID-19 complications
- Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire recommends flu and pneumonia vaccine to prevent the complications
- She added that the government already has existing programs for those vaccines to help children and elderly
-As of July 16, there are now 61,266 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country
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The Department of Health (DOH) has officially suggested that some vaccines can avoid having COVID-19 complications as the vaccine for the coronavirus has not been finalized yet.
KAMI learned that the health department recommends the use of flu and pneumonia vaccine to prevent additional complications.
In an interview on ABS-CBN News Channel, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire shared that the DOH already has a program for children and the elderly about the use of the aforementioned vaccines.
“Agree po kami diyan. Actually we have that kind of program for children and for the elderly,” Vergeire said.
“It can help you kasi para hindi nagkakaroon ng additional complication ‘yung mga mayroong may COVID-19. ‘Yung mga nagpapa-flu vaccine or pneumonia vaccine, we do not advise against it. We even recommend it because we have that program as well,” she added.
As of July 16, the Department of Health (DOH) has recorded a total of 61,266 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country. The 38,183 are active cases.
Meanwhile, the Russian defense ministry revealed that the COVID-19 vaccine it is developing has been “tested” and it turned out to be “safe” after human trials.
Aside from that, Moderna, a biotechnology firm in the United States also announced that its potential COVID-19 vaccine is set to enter its third and final stage this month.
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