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Can COVID-19 vaccines forestall an infection, transmission? Not essentially, says professional

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Sheila Crisostomo (The Philippine Star) – February 21, 2021 – 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Vaccines for COVID-19 don’t essentially forestall an infection and transmission of the virus however it might shield these inoculated in opposition to extreme sickness, an official of the Division of Well being (DOH) mentioned on Friday night time.

Enrique Tayag, DOH director for Data Administration and IT Service, defined that scientific trials for COVID-19 vaccines will not be but completed however these have been launched by producers by means of an emergency use authorization (EUA) issued by regulatory authorities of nations.

Which means individuals can nonetheless get contaminated though “there will likely be no extreme COVID-19,” he mentioned in an interview with The Chiefs on Cignal TV’s OneNews.

“(From) what we all know…it proves that it protects in opposition to extreme COVID-19 and prevents hospitalization,” the previous DOH chief epidemiologist added in reference to the case of a 43-year-old abroad Filipino employee in Mandaue Metropolis in Cebu.

The OFW had two doses of China’s Sinopharm vaccine whereas nonetheless within the United Arab Emirates. He went although a 14-day quarantine after arriving in Cebu. Nonetheless, when examined earlier than flying again to the UAE, he turned optimistic for the virus.

4 of his family members have been additionally discovered contaminated, though it couldn’t be ascertained in the event that they received the virus from him.

Tayag mentioned that “timing is necessary for vaccination” as an individual might already be “incubating” the an infection when vaccinated. He additionally underscored the necessity to get the whole two photographs to amass most safety.

A 24-year-old OFW from Canada additionally examined optimistic for COVID-19 after arriving in Cebu final Feb. 9. She was swab examined on Feb. 14, the fifth day of her quarantine, and located optimistic. It turned out that she was given her first dose of Pfizer vaccine final Jan. 13 in Canada however did not get the second dose.

In the meantime, the Philippine Basic Hospital (PGH) is concentrating on to inoculate near 1,000 well being care personnel and non-medical employees per day as soon as the vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech arrives.

Hospital director Gerardo Legaspi mentioned that, primarily based on their simulation, they may give photographs to 975 people per day.

“If we wish to vaccinate 975 individuals – as a result of one tray per day – we’ll want 9 vaccinators and 54 monitoring (seats),” he mentioned at a current briefing organized by the Division of Well being.

Based mostly on pre-registration, no less than 94.1 p.c or 5,745 of the 6,316 employees PGH employees have signed up for vaccination. These are composed of well being employees, non-medical personnel, student-interns and consultants, amongst others, no matter employment standing.

In accordance with Legaspi, the simulation revealed they may inoculate six individuals per vial with the “saline answer” they’re utilizing. Nonetheless, to get six doses from one vial, they must use “low-dead house syringes.”

The PGH, he mentioned, is having problem find a provider for this syringe sort.

He additionally foresees a “huge bottleneck” within the screening procedures and beneficial that the DOH permit them to forego blood strain screening for individuals who will not be hypertensive.

“Taking BP and pulse takes time. If they aren’t hypertensive to start with, possibly we will (dispose of it),” Legaspi defined.

He famous that their registration actions allowed them to know the amount of vaccines wanted and to do “eligibility checks.”

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