Press Release/May 10, 2021
Laguna - The Department of Health (DOH) – CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) reminded Covid-19 vaccine recipients not to forget to take their second dose of the vaccine to get their full protection as cases in the region continue to rise.

Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo emphasized that the body’s immune system takes time to build protection against the virus.

“Kahit nabakunahan na kayo ay hindi ibig sabihin nito na hindi na kayo tatamaan ng Covid dahil ang katawan natin ay kailangan munang makabuo ng antibodies panlaban sa virus para hindi magkaroon ng severe form ng Covid-19.”

“Tandaan natin na nagkaroon na ng maraming variant ang virus kaya napakaimportanteng makumpleto natin ang bakuna natin upang masiguro na ang katawan natin ay may kompletong panlaban sa Covid-19,” he stated.

The DOH has been providing two types of vaccine to priority groups, Sinovac CoronaVac and Oxford-AstaZeneca which are being given in two doses.

“If you received the AstraZeneca vaccine, you have 12 weeks to get the second dose. For the Sinovac recipients, you have 28 days or 4 weeks to get your second shot.”

Only upon receiving the second dose of Covid vaccine can you get the full protection against the virus. Huwag po natin itong ipagwalang bahala dahil mahirap po ang magkasakit dahil sa covid. Mahirap ma-hospital at hindi rin madaling gumaling dahil dito,” Janairo stressed.

As of May 4, 2021, there are 132,180 doses of Covid-19 vaccines administered in CALABARZON. From this figure 154,347 (93.8%) have received their first dose and 10,154 (5.2%) were given their second shot.

“Continue following the minimum health protocols like wearing face masks, social distancing and handwashing. Even if you were already vaccinated you may still get the virus and infect others.”

“Let us be vigilant as we continue to fight the current pandemic. Let us ensure our own safety, that of our family and the people around us so that we may not spread the virus in our community,” Janairo underlined.
DOH-CALABARZON Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo reminded Covid vaccine recipients to take their second those to get the full protection against severe Covid-19 symptoms.