December 27, 2021
PNP-SAF – The PNP’s elite striking force, PNP-SAF, commenced the administration of COVID19 vaccine booster shots to its personnel on December 27, 2021, at SAF Headquarters, Camp Bagong Diwa, Bicutan, Taguig City.
Meanwhile, we can recall that PNP-SAF is one of the units currently helping in the recovery efforts of the LGUs ravaged by Typhoon “Odette.” It also partakes in the sustained operations against the terrorist groups and supports other PNP units in the conduct of other Law Enforcement Operations. While other deployed units of SAF have been leading community-based activities especially in far-reached areas in the entire country. Hence, the need to be protected from the perilous COVID19 virus.
The Department of Health announced on December 21, 2021, the new policy on the administration of booster shots which took effect on December 22, 2021. The new policy allows the single-dose booster shot for those who have been vaccinated at least 3 months after their second dose while 2 months interval for those who were vaccinated with Janssen vaccine.
Majority of SAF personnel received Gamaleya Sputnik as the primary vaccine last __________ which makes them qualified for the booster shot. Astrazeneca vaccine was used as a booster shot as it is one of the prescribed booster shots for the said primary vaccine.
The Command Group expects that the entire SAF population will be inoculated with the booster shots in the coming days, especially that the country is fortifying defenses against the more virulent Omicron Variant.