Nasa 756 na indibidwal ang nakatanggap kahapon ng unang dose ng COVID-19 vaccine sa unang araw ng national vaccination program rollout ayon sa Department of Health (DOH).
Karamihan sa mga ito ay healthcare workers.
Sa briefing ng Laging Handa ng Marso 2, sinabi ni DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire na sa kabuuang bilang na ito, nasa 20 indibidwal ang nakaranas ng hindi malalang reaksyon na agad ding naagapan kung kaya’t nakauwi rin sila kahapon.
“Among the 20 individuals, they had minor and common symptoms after injection. There are those who experienced pain in their arm after the injection, there was one who experienced itchiness or rashes. There was another who experienced a headache after. One experienced nausea. And the others experienced hypertension,” paliwanag ni Usec. Vergeire.
Upang siguruhin na ang mga nakaramdam ng ganitong reaksyon mula sa bakuna ay agad na mabibigyan ng atensyong medikal, ang mga ospital at institusyon umanong nagbibigay ng bakuna ay may sinusunod na proseso kabilang na ang monitoring 30 minuto matapos mabakunahan at pagkatapos ng 1 taon.
“Babantayan po natin silang lahat, hindi lang po post-vaccination, but we will also monitor them for one year kasi alam po natin that these vaccines are still under development,” saad ng DOH Spokesperson.
Upang maiwasan ang pagkakaroon ng matinding reaksyon sa bakuna, pinayuhan niya ang publiko na kumain ng agahan at magpahinga ng sapat bago magpabakuna.
“We understand the public that they get anxious or they have this fear of side effects before inoculation. That’s why we tell them to get ready before getting vaccinated,” dagdag ng Undersecretary.
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