Notion that only branded vaccines can protect against Covid-19 is not true: TF

The Davao City Covid-19 Task Force brushes off the belief that only branded anti-Covid-19 vaccines can protect against the virus. Some vaccine roll out are slow in the city's vaccination sites that administer Sinovac vaccine as some Dabawenyos prefer the branded Pfizer-BionTech and Moderna vaccines due to the notion that they're far more effective than non-branded. Edge Davao

Davao City Covid-19 task Force spokesperson Dr. Michelle Schlosser brushed off talks that only branded anti-Covid-19 vaccines can protect against the virus.

This is in relation to the slow vaccine roll out in the vaccination sites that administer Sinovac vaccine as some Dabawenyos prefer Pfizer-BionTech and Moderna vaccines.

“Whether unsa na brand, ang purpose is to protect. Sa mga na-assign sa vaccination site na ang ilahang brand is Sinovac, i-take ang opportunity ug pagpa vaccine nata ug dili na necessary na branded as long it serve the purpose,” Schlosser said.

Schlosser said the city government is now doing education and information dissemination to the public that all brands of vaccines can protect them.

“Bisan unsa na klase na vaccine mu-protekta gyud against Covid-19. Kung ma-infect man ka, mild o asymptomatic lang ang imong makuha nga Covid-19. Naa notion ang tao na pag Pfizer or Moderna since branded siya, grabe ang ilahang protection. That is not actually true, all the vaccines are formulated to protect us from Covid-19 maski unsa pa nga brand. Mura lang ug nisuot ug pantalon na pag- Levis, better daw, but no it still serve its purpose. Compared sa Lee nga pantalon ang iyahang tumong pareha naa kay ginasuot na protection para dili makita ang imong body,” she said.

On Monday, Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio reminded Dabawenyos not to be choosy when it comes to anti-Covid-19 vaccines.

“Magremind lang ta sa tanan natong kaifsuonang Dabawenyo nga dili na mamili og brand sa bakuna because in this pandemic every day counts. Wala ta kahibalo who may become severe or critical. Kita on our own dili ta mahibalo kung kanus-a na or kita ba to. It is important na kung naay opportunity (magpabakuna) ug naa na schedule sa pagpabakuna, dili na ta magpili ug brand because every day counts in this pandemic,” the mayor said.

Mayor Sara also advised the public to still follow the minimum health standard protocols even if they are fully vaccinated already.

“Magremind lang ta sa mga tao, nga dili tungod kay naka two doses namo that will protect you from Covid-19. It is important to remember na kinahanglan magsunod gihapon mo sa minimum public health standards,” she said.

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