Ogie Diaz receives first COVID-19 vaccine shot
Comedian and talent manager Ogie Diaz shared with fans his experience of getting his first Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine shot.
Diaz said he only got the available vaccine at the time and did not get “choosy,” as seen on his Facebook post yesterday, April 7.
“Nakapag-first dose na ako ng bakuna. Balik ko after 28 days. Sabi nila, kung ano ang available, yun ang i-grab, kaya hindi na ako choosy,” he said in the post, which came with a photo of him receving the shot.
(I have already gotten my first vaccine dose. I will return after 28 days. They said that I should just get whatever was available, so I did not get choosy.)
Nakapag-first dose na ako ng bakuna. Balik ko after 28 days. Sabi nila, kung ano ang available, yun ang i-grab, kaya…
The comedian also did not hold back from disclosing how he got quite an unusual reaction to the vaccination, although it is unclear if it was indeed a side effect of the dose.
“Sabi nila, me mga reactions daw after mabakunahan, kaya yung proseso pagkatapos ng bakuna, yung nurse [pinag]-rest ako for 15 minutes, dahil baka mahilo daw ako o sikmurain ako, o sumakit ang ulo ko o kung anuman ang maging epekto sa akin ng sinovac, at least andun pa ako,” Diaz recalled.
(They told me that there are various reactions to being vaccinated, so the process includes having the nurse give me 15 minutes of rest because I might get dizzy, get a stomachache or a headache, or whatever effects Sinovac may have on me. At least, I would still be there.)
He then went on to write down the conversation between him and the nurse, wherein he wondered why he got an erection after the injection.
Dr. Nina Gloriani, head of vaccine development expert panel, Department of Science and Technology, yesterday noted that vaccine experts are recommending the use of Sinovac on senior citizens despite its side effects.
Citing a study in Brazil, Gloriani said the use of the said vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac only showed mild to moderate side effects to seniors. A Chinese study likewise showed similar results.
Side effects include pain in the injected arm, as well as headaches lasting for about two days, according to Gloriani. /ra
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