Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Director General Eric Domingo on
Thursday said only 0.0017 percent of the 13.8 million fully vaccinated
individuals got infected with Covid-19.
In an online media forum, Domingo said the percentage is equivalent to
242 cases out of the 13.87 million fully vaccinated individuals.
He said these patients got infected more than two weeks after they
received their second dose.
“Where do you stand? More individuals could get sick if we’re not
vaccinated against Covid-19,” Domingo said.
He emphasized that the benefits of vaccination outweigh the risks and
vaccines are effective and critical tools to control the pandemic.
“It is important to complete the two doses. In fact, the drastic
improvement in getting Covid-19 and dying from Covid-19 happens when
you complete the two doses,” he added.
Out of the 33.3 million jabs administered, Domingo said about 0.18
percent of vaccine recipients had suspected adverse reactions.
“All in all, the AEFI reports are very low percentage, they’re the
same with almost 0.05 to 0.1 percent and the one with most AEFI
reporting is the AstraZeneca, 0.5, half of 1 percent meaning one out
of 200 Filipinos who were injected with AstraZeneca felt body aches,
pain in the injection site, fever for maybe a day,” Domingo said.
He added only 0.006 percent of the AEFI reports were classified as a
serious adverse reaction.