Webinar #67 | “Breakthrough Infections:Bakunado na Ako,Bakit COVID(+) Ako Ngayon?”

The University of the Philippines
in partnership with UP Manila NIH National Telehealth Center
and in cooperation with UP Philippine General Hospital
would like to invite you to join the Fight Against COVID-19!

Webinar #67 “Breakthrough Infections: Bakunado na Ako, Bakit COVID (+) Ako Ngayon?”
August 27, 2021 (Friday) 12nn

Dr. Regina P. Berba
Head, Hospital Infection Control Unit
Philippine General Hospital

Dr. Benilda B. Galvez
Retired Manager
Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Dept.
Lung Center of the Philippines

Atty. Maria Anthonette C. Velasco
Chief Operating Officer
Tourism Promotions Board
Department of Tourism

Opening Remarks:
Dr. Enrique A. Tayag
Epidemiologist and Public Health Expert
Director IV, DOH-KMITS

Closing Remarks:
Dr. Charlotte M. Chiong
UP College of Medicine

Webinar #67 “Breakthrough Infections: Bakunado na Ako, Bakit COVID (+) Ako Ngayon?”
Special Topic

“Breakthrough infections” from COVID-19 are possible because of the high transmissibility of the Delta Variant. All vaccines are effective in minimizing the risk of severe illness, hospitalization and death. But infection is possible among those who are fully vaccinated.

What are the risk factors that contribute to breakthrough infections? Are breakthrough infections among the vaccinated like infections among the unvaccinated? If one has been fully-vaccinated but is COVID-19 (+), can the infection be spread within the home? How can frontliners who are fully-vaccinated continue to protect themselves from infection? What precautions are needed in hospitals to prevent the spread of the Delta variant?

These and many other questions will be tackled by the STOP COVID DEATHS Webinar #67 entitled: “Breakthrough Infections: Bakunado na Ako, Bakit COVID (+) Ako Ngayon?” Main presenter will be Dr. Regina P. Berba, Head of the Hospital Infection Control Unit at the Philippine General Hospital. Reactors are: Dr. Benilda B. Galvez, Retired Manager of the Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Department of the Lung Center of the Philippines; and Atty. Maria Anthonette C. Velasco, Chief Operating Officer of the Philippine Tourism Promotion Board. Opening Remarks will be done by Dr. Eric Tayag, Director for Knowledge Management Information Systems, Department of Health, and Closing Remarks will be by Dr. Charlotte M. Chiong, Dean of the UP College of Medicine.

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