LOOK: As the government prepares to roll out vaccination for frontline workers in essential sectors under the A4 group, the Department of Transportation's Office for Transportation Security (DOTr - OTS) through its Medical Section, initiated a webinar today, 27 May 2021, to inform recipients of the many benefits of the vaccine. The OTS is one of those identified frontline agencies under the DOTr, that ensures that there is adequate security measures in place at various transport hubs in the country, as well as perform security screening function in 45 commercial airports nationwide.

During the webinar, speaker Dr. Carlson Mendoza, Emergency Medicine Resident, highlighted that COVID-19 vaccines aim to prevent severe COVID-19 symptoms, which in effect, reduces mortality rate.

He also presented during the webinar data of vaccine efficacy, explaining that herd immunity occurs when a large portion of the community becomes immune to the disease, making the spread of the disease from person to person unlikely.