Muntinlupa begins COVID-19 vax booster shot for health workers

BOOSTER SHOT ROLLOUT IN MUNTI: Ospital ng Muntinlupa director Dr. Edwin Dimatatac (left) getting his booster shot at the hospital on November 19. The local government of Muntinlupa has started with the booster shot administration of COVID-19 vaccines to medical health workers in various vaccination sites.


The local government of Muntinlupa has started with the booster shot administration of COVID-19 vaccines to medical health workers in various vaccination sites, Friday morning.

Medical frontliners in Muntinlupa receive their COVID-19 vaccine booster shot in the following vaccination sites: Ospital ng Muntinlupa (OsMun), SM Center Muntinlupa, Ayala Malls South Park, Sucat Health Center, and Cupang Health Center.

In OsMun, at least 439 health care workers are expected to be inoculated for the first two days of the booster shot rollout in the city.

According to DOH guidelines, the Priority Group A1 (health care workers) shall receive a single dose of COVID-19 vaccine as a booster dose, either a homologous or a heterologous dose, at least six (6) months after completion of the primary dose series of the following vaccines: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Sinovac, Gamaleya, and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.

Health care workers shall be given the option to choose whether they shall receive a homologous or a heterologous booster dose, depending on the availability of vaccine brands in the vaccination site.

The Muntinlupa COVID-19 Vaccination (MunCoVac) Team has advised local health workers to wait for a text message confirming their schedule. Health care workers shall bring their original vaccination card and a valid ID. For immunocompromised members of the A1 category, they shall present a medical certificate in the vaccination sites.

The local vaccination team also noted that due to the limited supply and in adherence to DOH guidelines, priority for the booster shot is given to health care workers.

“Mag-aanunsyo po agad tayo kapag sisimulan na ang pagbibigay ng booster shot para sa ibang categories. Limitado pa po ang bakuna para sa booster shot kaya naman inuuna ang healthcare workers na mas madalas ang exposure sa virus,” MunCoVac posted in its Facebook page.

Meanwhile, health care workers residing in Muntinlupa and were vaccinated in other cities are encouraged to register online thru vaccine.muntinlupacity.gov.ph/muncovac to receive a schedule for their booster shot in the city.

Further, a total of 14,924 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been given to minors aged 12 to 17 years old in Muntinlupa as of Nov. 17. Of the total, 14,624 minors received their first dose and 300 got their second dose, making them fully vaccinated. The first-dose recipients are equivalent to 26 percent of the total population of 55,391 of minors 12 to 17 years old in the city.

As of Nov. 17, a total of 31,124 minors have registered with MunCoVac or 56 percent of the total population for the age group in the city. Out of the total registrants, 2,326 or 7.5 percent have comorbidities and are classified as Pediatric A3, and 28,798 or 92.5 percent are classified as “well children.”

*Source: Public Information Office