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Bulacan starts giving COVID-19 booster shots for frontliners

By: - Correspondent / @inquirerdotnet
/ 01:51 PM November 19, 2021

Liz Mungcal, Bulacan provincial disaster risk reduction and management officer, is among the first to get a COVID-19 booster shot on Wednesday, Nov. 17. (Photo from Mungcal’s Facebook page)

CITY OF MALOLOS—The province of Bulacan on Wednesday started administering booster shots against COVID-19 to its more than 43,000 medical frontliners and healthcare workers.

Dr. Hijordis Marushka Celis, Bulacan COVID-19 task force vice chair, said giving booster vaccines would run until January and would cover those engaged in delivery services.

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Celis said they administered booster shots made by Pfizer to the medical frontliners and healthcare workers, who were injected with the Sinovac vaccine as their first and second doses.

Those jabbed with AstraZeneca vaccine will have their booster shot of Pfizer in January.

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As of Thursday, Bulacan’s active COVID-19 cases dropped further to 698 from 746 on Tuesday. It was the lowest daily tally recorded in the past 11 months.

Bulacan recorded 88,639 COVDI-19 cases with 86,497 recoveries and 1,444 deaths since last year. INQ

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