DOH POSTPONES VACCINATION OF KIDS AGED 5 TO 11
THE DEPARTMENT of Health postponed the vaccination of children aged 5 to 11 years.
Instead of Friday, February 4, DOH moved the start of pediatric inoculation on Monday, February 7.
The department said the cancellation was to ensure “adequate preparation and distribution” of the Pfizer vaccines which is set to arrive on Friday night.
“The rollout for vaccinating children aged 5-11 years old will be postponed for a few days due to logistical challenges,” DOH said in a statement.
“Vaccinating children is critical to the country’s national vaccination program to ensure they have added protection they need,” it added.
The vaccines for children will be of lower dosage and concentration than those given to adults.
The government aims to vaccinate 15.56 million kids below 11 years old.