COVID-19 vax safety assured by Palace; citizens urged to get jabs

Published December 3, 2021, 2:09 PM

by Argyll Cyrus Geducos

With the threat of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) Omicron variant, Malacañang urged Filipinos anew to get vaccinated, saying there has not been any recorded death that was linked to any of the vaccines.


Nograles made the statement as the Philippines ends its national vaccination days on Friday, December 3, with many people getting their COVID-19 booster shots.

In his press briefing on Friday, Nograles reiterated the importance of getting vaccinated, especially with the threat of a new and more contagious variant.

He likewise assured the public that all COVID-19 vaccines available are safe.

“Sa milyung-milyong nabakunahan na mga Pilipino, 99 percent+++ ay walang naramdaman na adverse reaction o kung meron man, mild lamang po ito (In the million of Filipinos who got vaccinated, 99 percent+++ did not experience any adverse reaction and if any, these are mild side effects),” Nograles said.

“Wala pong namatay na direktang may kaugnayan sa COVID-19 vaccine jab (There are now deaths directly linked to the COVID-19 vaccine jabs),” he added.

According to Nograles, getting vaccinated is one of the best gifts a person can give his loved ones this Christmas.

“This Christmas, let us give our family and loved ones the gift of good health. Let us vaccinate, vaccinate, vaccinate,” he said.

As of December 2, 2021, a total of 90 million 37,353,438 Filipinos have completed their COVID-19 vaccinations.

Based on the same data, 432,901 booster doses have been administered to those who got their last vaccination at least six months ago.