Experts discuss screening people for COViD-19 vaccination

| Written by Jo. Florendo B. Lontoc

Experts discuss screening people for COViD-19 vaccination


Doctors from the University of the Philippines Manila (UPM) and the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) offer expert advice on screening people for COViD-19 vaccinations in the 39th edition of UP’s “Stop CoViD Deaths” webinar series to be streamed on February 5, 2021 at 12 noon.

Titled “Who Should Not be Vaccinated for CoViD-19?”, the webinar will discuss contraindications for COViD-19 vaccination and implications for people with underlying diseases, previous infections, and of certain age groups, among others.

The main resource speakers are: Dr. Regina Berba of the UP College of Medicine, head of the PGH Hospital Infection Control Unit; and, Dr. Shelley Ann De la Vega, director of the UPM National Institutes of Health Institute on Aging. Dr. Inday Dans, pediatrician and clinical epidemiologist at PGH, will share her views on what is known about vaccination for children.

The webinar series is presented by UP in partnership with the UP Manila National Institutes of Health-Telehealth Center for health professionals. The latest edition It is a special edition organized in cooperation with the UP-PGH.

It will also feature remarks by: UP Executive Vice President Dr. Teodoro Herbosa, a special adviser of the National Task Force on CoViD-19; and UPM Chancellor Carmencita Padilla, a leading pediatrician.

Those who wish to participate may register at