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Philippines starts rollout of second booster dose against COVID-19

CNA – The Philippines yesterday started giving second COVID-19 booster doses for immunocompromised adults, joining a growing number of Asian countries offering a fourth vaccine shot.

Nearly 61 per cent of the Philippines’ 110 million population have been vaccinated, while nearly 13 million people have received their first booster doses, government data show.

Of 690,000 people deemed most vulnerable, between 7,000 and 13,000 have been initially targeted for the second round of boosters, to increase protection against COVID-19 and its variants.

More details on Tuesday’s Borneo Bulletin

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