DOH recommends flu, pneumonia shots to dodge COVID-19 complications


Posted at Jul 16 2020 11:04 AM | Updated as of Jul 16 2020 12:58 PM

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The health department recommends the use of flu and pneumonia vaccine to prevent complications from the novel coronavirus disease, an official said Thursday. 

The agency has a program to vaccinate children and elderly against flu and pneumonia, said Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire. 

"It can help you para hindi na po nagkakaroon ng additional complication iyon pong may mga COVID. We don't discourage it, we even recommend it," she told ANC. 

The Philippines as of Wednesday confirmed 58,850 coronavirus infections, of which 36,260 are active cases.

ANC, July 15, 2020