UP Webinar: Everything we know about COVID-19 ‘booster shots’

| Written by Deina Blancaflor

The University of the Philippines (UP), in partnership with the UP Manila NIH National Telehealth Center and in cooperation with the UP Philippine General Hospital (PGH), would like to invite you to join the fight against COVID-19.

This Friday, November 5, from 12:00 to 2:00 pm, the “Stop COVID Deaths” webinar series will tackle one of the most talked-about topics regarding COVID-19 and vaccines: booster shots. Titled “COVID-19 Boosters Na, Mix-and-Match Ba?” this special episode will discuss all the latest updates regarding the rollout of booster shots here in the Philippines.

With only 24.96 percent of the country’s total population fully vaccinated, how will the booster shots rollout look like? Do we have enough vaccines for primary and booster doses? What’s the difference between a “booster shot” and the third shot of vaccine? What does the science tell us about mixing and matching different COVID-19 vaccine brands?

We will hear updates from our speakers, Dr. Eric Domingo, Undersecretary for Health and Director-General of the Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA); Dr. Marie Carmela Lapitan, UP Professor of Clinical Epidemiology; and Dr. Christia Padolina, City Health Officer of Navotas.

Through his opening remarks, Dr. Ted Herbosa, Special Advisor to the National Task Force Against COVID-19, will provide the “big picture” scenario. At the same time, UP Manila Chancellor Carmencita Padilla will close the event with her synthesis.

Please register for the webinar here and catch our weekly live tweets and streams via the UP System Twitter Account and TVUP’s YouTube and Facebook pages.

The “Stop COVID Deaths” webinar series is the Philippines’ first and only frontline-focused medical webinar series. It pioneered the discussion, dissemination, and adoption of knowledge on COVID-19 treatment and management. Follow our accounts to stay connected with your credible online community.