Published February 13, 2021 4:19pm

By JAMIL SANTOS, GMA News

Persons with heart ailments could still receive their vaccine shot against coronavirus, the Food and Drug Administration said Saturday.

“Puwede po,” said FDA Director General Enrique Domingo in a Dobol B sa News TV interview when asked if such recipients could still benefit from the government’s upcoming vaccination rollout.

“Sa ngayon po talaga ang ipinagbawal ang bakuna ay doon lamang sa may mga severe allergy to the vaccine contents,” Domingo said.

“Kung masyado siguro kayong frail or masyadong mahina, maaaring i-hold ‘yung vaccine. Pero for people who have stable diseases, ibinibigay din po ang bakuna,” he added.

Likewise, he pointed out that an allergy test will no longer be required before the vaccination process.

But he said that after receiving the dose each recipient should stay in the facility for 30 minutes to one hour for observation of any possible severe allergic reaction.

In the national government’s vaccination plan, persons with comorbidities or illnesses are third in line among specific priority groups for vaccine program against COVID-19. —LBG, GMA News