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Rappler Talk: Dr. Maria Quizon on the Philippines’ COVID-19 booster drive

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With a majority of the population still unvaccinated or receiving only their first dose, what do boosters spell for the future of the health crisis?

 MANILA, Philippines – After months of debate, the Philippines has finally endorsed the use of coronavirus boosters, allowing health workers and the elderly populations to be the first among those who will receive an additional shot.

But why now? What evidence compelled experts to allow the use of boosters in the Philippines and what does it mean for the country’s vaccine drive?

With a majority of the population still unvaccinated or receiving only their first dose, what do boosters spell for the future of the health crisis?

Rappler sits down with Dr. Maria Quizon, a member of the National Immunization Technical Advisory Group for COVID-19 Vaccine epidemiology, to discuss the country’s booster drive. – Rappler.com

Sofia Tomacruz

Sofia Tomacruz covers foreign affairs and is the lead reporter on the coronavirus pandemic. She also writes stories on the treatment of women and children. Follow her on Twitter via @sofiatomacruz. Email her at sofia.tomacruz@rappler.com.