A woman decided to get vaccinated against COVID-19 after she was turned away from a restaurant, according to Ian Cruz “24 Oras” report on Thursday.
Rosanna Tenorio along with her son received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination facility in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.
Tenorio admitted that she was nervous to get inoculated because of the possible side effects she heard.
“Ninerbyos po kasi gawa noong ang daming nababalitaan,” Rosanna said.
(I was nervous because of what I heard after getting vaccinated.)
However, she decided to get vaccinated after being turned away from a restaurant. She was also convinced after her son and daughter-in-law acquired the viral disease.
“Hindi kayo makakain sa loob. Para kayong ibang tao, para kayong hindi invited. Nakaka-ano parang may sakit kang nakakahawa eh wala naman,” she said.
(You cannot eat inside the restaurants. I felt that I was not invited. The treatment I received from them was as if I had a contagious disease.)
Under the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) guidelines, indoor establishments such as malls can operate at 50% capacity with an additional 10% capacity if they have a safety seal in areas under Alert Level 2. For outdoor establishments, 70% is allowed.
Meanwhile, establishments or activities will be allowed to operate or be undertaken at a maximum of 30% indoor venue capacity for fully vaccinated individuals only and 50% outdoor venue capacity under Alert Level 3.
For areas under Alert Level 4, indoor dine-in services are only allowed at a limited 10% venue or seating capacity but will cater only to individuals fully vaccinated against COVID-19, while outdoor or al fresco dining is allowed at a maximum of 30% venue or seating capacity regardless of vaccination status of customers.
Meanwhile, her son was also convinced to get vaccinated for protection amid the threat of the new Omicron COVID-19 variant.
“Isa po yung para protected ka na po kasi katulad ngayon may bagong variant na naman po para lang po protected,” Rizaldy Tenorio said.
The Department of Health (DOH) announced all fully vaccinated adults will be eligible to receive COVID-19 booster shots on Friday, December 3, as long as it has been six months since their vaccination, or three months if they had been given the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Brands that will be used are Sinovac, AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna and Sputnik, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson).
The country started the vaccination of seniors and immunocompromised individuals with boosters shots on November 22 while healthcare workers started receiving booster shots on November 17. — Richa Noriega/BM, GMA News