Joint Press Release | 09 September 2021
The Department of Health (DOH) and the Food and Drug Administration today announced that as of August 29, 2021, out of 13.8 million fully vaccinated individuals only 0.0017% got COVID-19.
Based on the data gathered by the FDA, individuals who got infected with COVID-19 more than 14 days after their second dose was only 242 or 0.0017% out of 13.8 million individuals inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines.
“Out of 13.8 million na fully vaccinated, sobrang konti lang ang nakakuha ng COVID-19. Saan ka pa tataya? Kung wala tayong bakuna laban sa COVID-19, mas marami pa ang puwedeng makakuha ng malalang sakit,” said Director General Eric Domingo.
Moreover, out of the 33.3 million jabs, 0.18% had suspected adverse reactions. Of this number, only 0.006% were reported as a serious adverse reaction. The DOH and FDA said that the benefits of getting the COVID-19 vaccine continue to outweigh its risks.
“Magpabakuna po tayo kapag tayo ay eligible na upang maprotektahan natin ang ating sarili at pamilya laban sa COVID-19. Itong datos na nakalap ng FDA ay nagpapakita na safe at effective po ang ating mga bakunang may Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). Ngunit huwag nating kalilimutan na patuloy pa rin isaggawa ang ating minimum public health standards kahit na tayo ay nabakunahan na,” said Health Secretary Francisco Duque III.
The DOH and FDA also encouraged individuals to report experiences of adverse reactions to the FDA website or their City Health Office (CHO).