800 ADOLESCENTS UNDER A3 PRIORITY GROUP RECEIVE COVID-19 BOOSTER SHOTS
AROUND 800 adolesecents aged 12-17 received booster shots against Covid19, according to the Department of Health.
Those who received their booster dose were either categorized as immunocompromised or members of the A3 priority category.
“According to the latest vaccination report from the (National Vaccination Operations Center) as of June 29, 2022, 801 individuals from the A3 12-17 age group have been given booster doses,” DOH said.
To ensure a seamless rollout, the DOH first began immunizing immunocompromised 12 to 17 year old with the Covid19 booster shot.
“As provided for in DOH No. 2022-0263, the rollout of the first booster/third dose for all adolescents ages 12 to 17 may proceed as soon as the Local Vaccination Operations Centers, implementing units, and vaccination sites/teams are ready,” the agency said.
Pfizer will be used for the third dose of the age group.
To date, nearly 9.5 million adolescents were fully vaccinated against Covid19.