Curious about COVID-19 vaccination process? Celebrities detail experience

Published April 17, 2021, 12:31 PM

by Stephanie Bernardino

The country’s vaccination drive against COVID-19 is now ongoing.

While many have already taken advantage of the free offering, there are some who are still wary about it.

The Department of Health continues to encourage the public to get vaccinated.

“Vaccination is an important way to protect yourself from getting severe COVID-19,” they pointed out. 

To help allay public fear, Bulletin Entertainment gathered first-hand information from celebrities who already received the vaccine.

Mark Anthony Fernandez said he did not feel any of the so-called side effects given to the vaccine.

TV host Tim Yap detailed the steps he took to get his jab.

“1. Register on to get identification QR code. 2. Fill up the vaccination profile. 3. Wait for a message once an avaible slot opens up confirming date, time and location for vaccination…”

Tim noted it took him less than an hour to get vaccinated.

“It was very well-organized and the people from the Taguig LGU and the DOH were extremely helpful, I never felt lost as someone was always there to guide you on the next step till you’re finally inoculated,” he shared.

“Another 15-30 minutes to be observed by doctors after you’ve been injected and then you’re good to go.”

YouTuber and cancer survivor Wil Dasovich was vaccinated abroad.

“There is nothing better you can do for yourself then keep your immune system strong and active. And just like preparing yourself against covid, you should approach the vaccine in the same way as it may have side effects (everyone reacts differently). Get good sleep, exercise regularly, eat good, and take the right supplements,” he suggested.

Alice Dixson received her first Pfizer shot in Canada a few days ago.

Ogie Diaz took Sinovac.

Miss Universe 1969 Gloria Diaz also got the same brand of vaccine. 

According to her, she felt “super no pain” after her first dose.

“I had no pain or headache wish ko nga sana hindi ako gutom but no I was so hungry then slept so well. But remember still use mask, social distancing, vitamins, wash& alcohol! For now better to be negative. God is good.”

Miss Universe 1973 Margie Moran also received Sinovac.

She noted how the vaccine gave her a sense of “security.”

TV host Willie Revillame got his first shot of Sinovac recently. He is set to get the second dose on May 11.

“Hindi naman ibig sabihin ’di ka tatablan pero may panglaban na ang katawan mo,” said he about the vaccine.

Broadcast journalist Anthony Taberna could only be thankful to have been vaccinated.

“Noon ko pa sinasabi… basta puwede na, papaturok ako! Iba talaga pag media, kasama sa priority! Ooops teka muna. Hindi media na mamamahayag ha?! Mediabetes! Pasok ang mga Media-betes at iba pang may comorbidity sa kategorya ng A3,” he shared. 

“Sinovac ang itinuhog este itinurok sa akin. No problem! Kahit ayaw pa ng iba, kahit duda pa sila – ayos na ayos sakin! Sabi nga ng mga Doktor na kaibigan ko, sa giyera laban sa Covid – ‘the best vaccine is the one that’s available.'”

In terms of adverse effects, Anthony said he can’t tell yet.

“Kung magkakaroon man, no problem dahil kusa at desisyon ko ito. Hindi lang para sa akin kungdi para sa pamilya ko at sa mga taong aking nakakasalamuha araw araw,” he said.

“Nga pala, libre ito. Mahaba man ang proseso dahil sa dami ng nagpapabakuna, sulit naman sa pakiramdam pagkatapos. Salamat sa gobyerno. Salamat sa QC government. Salamat sa mga frontliners at mga katulong nila dito sa Placido Elementary School. Salamat din sa mga kapwa kong nagpabakuna – makakatulong ito para mas marami pang magpabakuna. At sa mga naghihintay pa sa ibang brand ng vaccine, sana ay dumating na. Ano pa hinihintay ninyo, tara… paturok na!!! Ingat po tayong lahat! Happy weekend, Wuhooo!!”

Angel Locsin is happy that her parents finally “cooperated” and received their first dose of vaccines.

“Good ‘jab!'” she wrote.