2021년 12월 09일 목요일
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PH's Department of Health identifies medical conditions eligible for third doses

[서울=아시아뉴스통신] 레악카나기자 송고시간 2021-11-20 04:00

A medical worker shows vials of BioNtech-Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine during the inoculation of the population aged 12-17 at a stadium in San Juan City, suburban Manila on November 3, 2021. (Photo by Ted Aljibe/ AFP)

[Asia News = Reporter Reakkana] MANILA:The Department of Health on Friday said people with specific medical conditions will be prioritized once the government starts giving third doses to immunocompromised individuals. In a briefing, DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said any of the following can qualify for early access to additional doses. 

These are people who are receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood. Individuals who received an organ transplant and are having immunosuppressive therapy. Those who received a stem cell transplant within the last two years or are taking immunosuppressive therapy. People who have moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency states. Individuals who have advanced or untreated HIV infection. Those who are getting active treatments with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress the immune response. People who are undergoing dialysis. Individuals who are living with autoimmune disease and receiving treatment with specific immunosuppressive medications. Those diagnosed with conditions are considered to have an equivalent level of immunocompromised as advised by the physician. People with rare diseases. 

People with these conditions should secure medical clearance from their physicians prior to receiving the third dose, Vergeire said.The department met with experts to finalize guidelines for the administration of additional doses to senior citizens and immunocompromised persons.



 

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