Requested from DOH by K. Doering at 06:28 AM on
Mar 31, 2023.
Date of Coverage: 03/31/2023 - 03/31/2023
Tracking no: #DOH-016206865028
Doering 06:28 AM, Mar 31, 2023
In the past, the DOH referred for every decision to WHO and even did not acknowledge the lifting of the state of emergency by President Marcos since WHO did not announce the end of the pandemic.
The WHO recently changed its guidelines regarding vaccination against covid for children and healthy young adults.
Are you going to follow these guidelines and when. If not, why not?
Receiving Officer 08:50 AM, Mar 31, 2023
March 31, 2023
Thank you for your request dated Mar 31, 2023 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for New WHO guidelines.
We received your request on Mar 31, 2023 and will respond on or before Apr 21, 2023 06:28:44 AM, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.
Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact me using the reply function on the eFOI portal at https://foipmo04082020015559-dot-efoi-ph.appspot.com/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHQsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEERPSC0wMTYyMDY4NjUwMjgM, for request with ticket number #DOH-016206865028.
FOI Receiving Officer
Maker 09:51 AM, Mar 31, 2023
Please be informed that we have endorsed your request to Health Regulations Team for action. Kindly await for their response.
Maker 08:15 AM, Apr 28, 2023
April 28, 2023
Dear Kai Doering,
Thank you for your request dated Mar 31, 2023 06:28:44 AM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.
You asked for New WHO guidelines.
Response to Request
Your FOI request is approved.
Please be informed that the policies on COVID-19 Vaccination are formulated based on the recommendation of independent bodies of experts on COVID-19 such as the National Immunization Technical Advisory Group (NITAG) on Immunization, Technical Advisory Group (TAG). Further, Health experts from the Vaccine Expert Panel, Single Joint Review Ethics Board, Health Technology Assessment Council, and Philippine Food and Drug Administration evaluate all available COVID-19 vaccine candidates in the country to provide recommendations on safe and effective vaccination appropriate for each specific eligible population. Rest assured that policies and guidelines will be updated once new evidence comes in.
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