BOTH the primary vaccine series and booster or additional doses will be offered during the three-day national vaccination drive, said the Department of Health (DOH) Friday, November 26, 2021.

“We encourage every eligible individual, especially our lolo and lola, and our loved ones who have underlying medical conditions, who are not yet vaccinated, to take advantage of these National Vaccination Days and get your jabs done,” said Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire in a statement.

"The event will also be an opportunity to accelerate giving of booster shots to healthcare workers, senior citizens, and immunocompromised individuals," she added.

The health official said walk-ins will be allowed, especially for senior citizens and persons with comorbidities.

But the DOH said vaccine recipients are still highly encouraged to register with their respective local government units.

On the day of vaccination, Vergeire said recipients of primary dose series should bring any valid Identification Card (ID), as well as medical certificate for immunocompromised, individuals with comorbidities, pregnant in their first trimester, and children with comorbidities, and additional documents for the rest of pediatric population.

Meanwhile, she said vaccine recipients requiring booster or additional doses must bring their original vaccination card showing completion of the primary series of vaccine, valid ID cards, and medical certificate for immunocompromised individuals.

Vergeire said getting vaccinated will help the country have a semblance of normalcy in time for the Christmas season.

“Protecting our health through vaccination will increase our confidence to go out and see our loved ones this Christmas,” she said.

The Philippine government is set to hold the National Vaccination Days on November 29, 30, and December 1, 2021.

The event seeks to increase vaccine coverage in the country and prevent the further spread of Covid-19 nationwide. (HDT/SunStar Philippines)