/ 10 July 2022

PHILIPPINE Red Cross started administering the first Covid19 booster shots for all adolescents aged 12-17.

The PLMC Bakuna Center in Mandaluyong City is open to those who are qualified for the booster shots every Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Adolescents 12 to 17 years old who had their second dose five months ago or earlier, may walk in with a parent or legal guardian at the PLMC Bakuna Center located at Apo St. corner Pinatubo St., Barangka Ilaya, Mandaluyong City.

Children availing of their first booster shot must bring their ID, vaccination card (1st and 2nd dose), ID of either parents or legal guardian, and proof of filiation.

Red Cross chairman and CEO Richard Gordon encouraged those who are qualified, to get the jab by visiting the Red Cross vaccination center.

“Hinihikayat ko ang mga magulang na may mga anak na 12 to 17 years old na fully vaccinated na ipa-booster sila para sa kanilang proteksiyon,” Gordon said.

The Philippine Red Cross’ vaccination efforts are part of its mandate as an auxiliary to the government in its humanitarian tasks.

It started administering Covid19 vaccines in March of last year.

As of July 7, it has administered 1,207,654 doses of Covid19 vaccines and boosters, of which 105,730 are boosters.

It has fully vaccinated 374,395 individuals.