A guide on how to stay safe this time of COVID-19 pandemic
It's been more than a year since the COVID-19 pandemic started. Marami nang nagbago since, pero ang spirit of togetherness nating mga pinoy, nandiyan pa rin. Habang ang buong bansa ay patuloy na lumalaban sa pandemic, staying Safer Together is needed now more than ever. Because no one is safe until everyone is safe.
To be safer together, bawat isa sa atin ay kailangang mag-extra ingat 24/7 to protect our families, friends, and everyone.
To be safer together, those who can, must get vaccinated para protected lahat ng loved ones at ang mga hindi pa pwedeng magpabakuna.
To be safer together, we must all do our part, even if we’re apart.
The sooner everyone becomes safer, the sooner it will be safer again to get back to doing more of the things we enjoy with the people we love.
UNICEF is working with health experts and the Department of Health to provide tips and guidance for the Filipino family on how to be #SaferTogether in this time of pandemic.
Minimizing everyday risks
Regardless of quarantine status or alert level in your area, and even if you are vaccinated or not, ang maingat na pag-practice ng safety protocols ay hindi nagbabago. Choosing safety first at all times must become a habit for everyone dahil ang kaligtasan ng isa ay kaligtasan ng lahat. Mag-extra ingat not only for yourself but also for your family, loved ones, household members, friends and others.
Stay at home as much as possible. Pero kung kailangang lumabas ng bahay:
- Wear face masks properly at all times
- Always maintain 1-meter physical distancing
- Wash your hands frequently with soap or 70% alcohol, especially during critical times
- Always ensure good ventilation when staying indoors
Iwasan hangga't maaari:
- Makipag-usap nang malapitan sa mga taong hindi mo kasama sa bahay
- Ang mga matataong lugar kung saan mahirap mag-physical distancing
- Ang mga poorly ventilated indoor areas kung saan hindi nakakaikot ang hangin
Vaccines add protection on top of these safety protocols. Kahit nabakunahan ka na, you can still prevent transmitting the virus to your family and others by properly practicing these safety protocols.
Nakakapagod man minsan mag-extra ingat at all times, alalahanin lang kung para kanino ka nag-iingat!
Getting the COVID-19 vaccine
Vaccines work. Vaccines save millions of lives each year. In the Philippines, vaccines helped end the polio outbreak.
The COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective in protecting everyone from getting severe COVID-19 infection which may lead to hospitalization or death.
Register for the COVID-19 vaccine today, show up during your vaccination schedule, and complete your vaccination doses as soon as it becomes available to you.
Who needs to get vaccinated as soon as possible?
As more infectious COVID-19 variants spread across the country, it is more important and encouraged that people who are at high risk for severe infection get vaccinated as soon as possible. Sila ang pinaka-delikado na ma-expose at malubhang mainfect ng virus:
- A1 priority group: Mga health workers at staff na pumapasok sa mga ospital at iba pang health facilities
- A2 priority group: Mga senior citizens na 60 years old and above
- A3 priority group: Mga 18-59 years old na buntis o may comorbidities tulad ng obesity, diabetes, hypertension, asthma o chronic respiratory disease, tuberculosis, cancer o malignancy, cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney o liver disease, cerebrovascular disease, neurologic disease, immunodeficiency state
- Safe ang COVID-19 vaccine para sa mga nagdadalang tao. It is recommended to get vaccinated during the second and third trimester of pregnancy. Pregnant women in their first trimester who are at high risk for COVID-19 may consult and get clearance from their doctor. All COVID-19 vaccines authorized in the country are safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women, except Gamaleya's Sputnik V
- A4 priority group: Mga uniformed personnel at essential workers na hindi maaaring mag-work from home
- A5 priority group: Mga 18-59 years old na kabilang sa indigent (poor) population.
Got questions about COVID-19?
"I trust the science. I trust the vaccine."
What to do after registering for the COVID-19 vaccine:
- Follow the official Facebook page and other social media pages of your LGU para sa latest updates tungkol sa progress at proseso ng pagbabakuna sa inyong lugar, at kung eligible ka na at iyong mga kapamilya na mabakunahan
- Abangan ang confirmed schedule mo para sa bakuna
- Kung may kapamilya ka na eligible na, encourage them to get vaccinated. Tulungan mo silang mag-register!
- Kapag natanggap mo na ang schedule of appointment, make yourself available, confirm, and show up in the vaccination venue on time
- Encourage others to do their part in becoming #SaferTogether by getting vaccinated. Share your COVID-19 vaccination experience to your family and friends on social media
- If your vaccine requires two doses, siguruhin na makumpleto mo ang doses para sure na effective ang proteksyon ng bakuna.