EUA OK’d for second booster for seniors, immunocompromised, health workers
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday said that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had granted the emergency use authorization (EUA) for second booster shots for senior citizens, immunocompromised individuals, and frontline health workers.
“The DOH confirms receiving additional emergency use authorization from the FDA to administer an additional COVID-19 vaccine booster dose to all senior citizens 60 years old and above, the immunocompromised, and frontline healthcare workers,” DOH said in a statement.
According to the DOH, the second booster shot will be given at least four months after the first booster dose.
“For moderately and severely immunocompromised patients, the 2nd booster could be given earlier subject to the attending physician’s assessment,” DOH said.
“The FDA thus recognized waning immunity in the specific populations,” it added.
Meanwhile, the DOH also said that the National COVID-19 Vaccination Operations Center (NVOC) is now drafting guidelines for implementation of the second booster dose roll-out, they added.
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