DOH TINIYAK ANG PAGSASAGAWA NG MASUSING PAGSUSURI SA COVID-19 VACCINES

Ni Raiza F. Cabugwang
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“We know that the public have reservations, and this is why we are conducting stringent evaluation processes to ensure vaccine safety and effectiveness.”

Ito ang ipinahayag ng Department of Health (DOH) sa gitna ng pag-aalinlangan ng ilang mga indibidwal na mabakunahan sa oras na magkaroon na ng COVID-19 vaccine sa bansa.

Base sa pinakahuling survey na isinagawa ng Pulse Asia, 47 porsiyento sa 2,400 na mga Pilipinong kasama sa survey ang nagsabing ayaw nilang mabakunahan laban sa naturang virus dahil sa pagkabahala sa kanilang kaligtasan.

“We, in the Department of Health, acknowledge the fear of some Filipinos concerning the COVID-19 vaccine. Being an innovative product produced in an accelerated manner in comparison with previous vaccines, we cannot eliminate some doubts,” tugon naman ng Kagawaran hinggil sa pag-aatubili ng ilan hinggil sa naturang pagbabakuna.

Siniguro ng DOH na ang lahat ng COVID-19 vaccines ay dadaan sa masusing evaluation ng mga eksperto sa kalusugan bago ipamahagi ang mga ito sa publiko.

“To reiterate, only COVID-19 vaccines that will be granted either Emergency Use Authorization or full approval by the Food and Drug Administration are considered safe and effective,” dagdag pa ng tanggapan.

Patuloy rin nilang pinapaigting ang kanilang information drive upang makapagbigay sila ng mahahalagang impormasyon sa publiko.

“Part of the preparation for roll-out is the information drive on COVID-19 vaccines and treatment which includes media and online releases, printed campaigns and training. Specifically, a Task Group on Demand Generation & Communications has been created under the COVID-19 vaccine cluster under Sec. (Carlito) Galvez to address concerns and issues surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine and vaccination in general,” paglalahad ng Kagawaran.

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