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DOH Philippines has Issued Department Memorandum 0146 Providing Guidelines for Covid-19 Vaccination 2nd Booster Doses for BARMM on 13 April 2023. The Guide Focuses Heavily on Finding Unvaccinated
persons and convincing them to take Covid-19 Vaccines! Master listing of unvaccinated, demand strategies, and quotas are discussed. Is this evidence of a round up and forced dosing campaign? Legal?
The Covid-19 Vaccines have been identified to be ineffective at both prevention of transmission and of Covid-19 illness. Recent data seems to suggest that they may even cause Covid-19 as a side-effect, and can result in worse covid-19 infection outcomes than for unvaccinated persons. They are increasingly linked with the mass excess deaths, reduced fertility and still births, and soaring worldwide disability.
Step back first to Proclamation No. 57, issued on 12 September 2022, which extended the State of Calamity (first declared under Proclamation 929 in March 2020) to the end of December 2022. The proclamation specifically stated that the extension of the State of Calamity was required to facilitate interventions such as “vaccination program”.
One would have thought that with the expiry of the State of Calamity on 31 December 2022, the major push on Covid-19 vaccination would have eased in 2023. DOH however, has still been pushing hard for vaccination of Filipinos (and the use of millions of doses of vaccines still held in stock) despite Omicron Era infections being mild for all except those who are already critically ill with other conditions.
Memorandum 0146 issued on 13 April 2023 shows that there is to be a renewed push for vaccination of those who are not yet vaccinated, or fully vaccinated (with primary and 1st booster), with the delivery of 2nd boosters to Filipinos in BARMM, which is the Muslim Mindanao Region of the Philippines.
Links and screenshots are provided for key sections. The source of the memorandum is the Philippines DOH policy page. The document is signed by DOH OIC Vergeire.
Here is a link to the entire document which was issued on 13th April 2023, addressed to all government and health officials in BARMM and covering the delivery of 2nd booster doses to all persons aged 18 and older. I will highlight key points below.
The guidelines are issued pursuant to the DOH issuing EUA to allow second booster vaccination of the general population. There could be a question on why there are revisions to EUA’s issued in 2023 when the State of Calamity under Proclamation 929 already expired on 31 December 2022. Incidentally, that same expiry has prevented the DOH from procuring new Covid-19 vaccines in 2023.
No wrong door policy. Everyone is welcome! Everyone can be vaccinated. Persons shall be offered necessary primary dosing, 1st booster, or 2nd booster as appropriate.
All efforts will be made to deliver vaccination to the citizens, integrating it with primary care services. All options for vaccination sites shall be maximized and covid-19 vaccination shall be integrated with any national and local vaccination campaigns. Get MMR and polio vaccine for the kids and Covid-19 for mum?
MASTERLISTING to determine the remaining unvaccinated for scheduling of vaccination. Targeting via masterlist “for scheduling”. That sounds a passive process, to be implemented upon the remaining unvaccinated persons! This sounds like medical bullying!
Strategies are recommended to target the unvaccinated! More bullying! Includes the identification of vaccine hesitant persons by local leaders and health workers and exploring their hesitancy (that sounds ominous), the use of influencers, streamlining, and setting daily quotas for vaccination teams: there is going to be hardline convincing, and coercion involved!
From Section E2. No need to pool recipients to maximize use of a single vial? Do they have to get anyone who presents quickly, before they change their mind. Or is it because there is so much excess stock that wastage from unwanted doses is no longer a concern?
Section F, Vaccine Demand and Uptake. Plan and implement demand generation activities and strategies. “Target those remaining unvaccinated”.
Why are all people in BARMM being targeted for a renewed mass vaccination push? Even the WHO is no longer recommending Covid-19 vaccination for the general healthy population, instead instructing focus onto highly vulnerable populations.
Will these measures be extended to other regions of the Philippines?
Is it legal that experimental EUA vaccines are being pushed in this way in 2023 when there is no longer any State of Calamity? With targeting and what looks like it will be mass coercion?
Is this a legislated act of bullying by elected Government and the unelected health officials against Filipinos? Will any officials take a stand?
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