"Anyone getting vaccinated at this point, regardless of the brand, is privileged, so don’t be choosy."
These were the words of Erwan Heussaff as he shared his thoughts about vaccination on social media.
The content creator received his second dose of Sinovac on Thursday, July 22. He then encouraged those who have the opportunity to receive the vaccine to do so.
"If you can get it, do it. Some people have been waiting for months to receive one dose in the Philippines and some people here have to wait in line for hours (days?) for their shots. Thankfully, my experience was organized, and the wait was manageable (Thanks Makati!)," he posted.
Erwan shared that he actually ordered Moderna for their companies months ago but they have yet to receive the shipment.
"I got anxious of waiting and just decided to sign up in Makati as an A4 instead a couple of months back. Knowing that eventually every country in the world is slowly going to start implementing no vaccine, no *insert here, policies (travel, eating out, concerts, etc.)," he shared.
Erwan added, "When did everyone become a vaccine expert? I’m so tired of knee jerk opinions on Viber groups, Twitter, and Facebook. At the end of the day, Sinovac is still an effective Covid-19 vaccine. Whether it’s 50% or 95%, it’s still something. Just because you’re vaccinated does not mean you can go hugging strangers again (did you ever do that?)."
He further urged his followers to lend their ears to health professionals when it comes to vaccines.
"Recently, lots of articles have been coming out about vaccinated health care workers getting infected in Thailand and Indonesia, but they are still small numbers compared to how many Healthcare workers, in total, who have been vaccinated there (I think it shows a 93%++ protection rate). So, stop trying to be the smartest person in the room and listen to people who know what they are talking about (not me, the doctors)," he stated.