METRO CITIES READY TO VACCINATE MINORS ON OCTOBER 22
SEVERAL local government units in the National Capital Region expressed their readiness to inoculate minors aged 12 to 17 starting October 22.
The Manila city government said that 41,316 minors have registered for Covid19 vaccination as of Monday, October 18.
In San Juan City, at least 5,000 adolescents signed up for their first dose. Mayor Francis Zamora said the inoculation will be done at the Cardinal Santos Medical Center.
“Ako po ay excited na dito sapagkat maraming magulang ang naghihintay na mabakunahan ang kanilang anak edad 12 to 17,” Zamora said.
The Philippines started giving jabs to minors on October 15.
The inoculation was held in the National Children’s Hospital, Philippine Heart Center, Pasig City Children’s Hospital, Fe Del Mundo Medical Center, Philippine General Hospital, Makati Medical Center, St. Luke’s Medical Center, and Philippine Children’s Medical Center.
Adolescents with underlying medical conditions such as medical complexity, genetic condition, neurologic conditions, metabolic or endocrine diseases, cardiovascular diseases, obesity, HIV Infection, tuberculosis, chronic respiratory disease, renal disorders, hepatobiliary disease, and immunocompromised due to disease or treatment were given priority.