ALL MINORS 12 TO 17 CAN GET COVID19 BOOSTER SHOTS
ALL MINORS aged 12 to 17 can now receive Covid19 booster shots, the Department of Health said on Tuesday.
“Yes! Children ages 12 to 17 can now get their additional/ booster doses,” the DOH said in an advisory posted on Facebook and Twitter.
Earlier, the department said that healthy minors will only be given jabs once the booster coverage for senior citizens reaches 40%.
Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergerie said that all implementing units can now implement the rollout of the booster vaccination to adolescents.
“It was stated in our guidelines that all LGUs/Vaccination sites who are ready to implement—trained HCWs, with appropriate vaccines, etc.—can already implement,” Vergerie said.
Under the DOH guidelines, immunocompromised youngsters aged 12 to 17 may receive their first booster at least 28 days after getting their second dose of Covid19 vaccine.
Adolescents can go to medical centers, hospitals and rural healthcare units to seek a schedule for their booster shots.
Meanwhile, immunocompromised patients without attending physicians will be coordinated by community health officers and rural health units.
On the other hand, minors included in the general population may be registered through the LGU registration website.
The DOH said adolescents must bring their parents or guardians with them to the vaccination site.