THE local government unit (LGU) of Mexico town, Pampanga said it has started the rollout of second booster shots for its vulnerable sector and frontliners.

The vaccination drive started on Thursday, May 19 at the Mexico Community Hospital and will cater to frontliners in the town’s medical and allied services and senior citizens.

The Department of Health (DOH) issued the go-signal for the implementation of second booster shots following the recommendation of the Health Technology Assessment Council and after the Food and Drug Administration earlier granted emergency use authorization on the administration of the second Covid-19 vaccine booster to senior citizens and frontline healthcare workers aged 18 and above.

The DOH said Pfizer and Moderna will be given at least four months after the administration of the first booster dose for individuals belonging to Priority Group A1: Workers in Essential Health Services, and Priority Group A2: Senior Citizens.