/ 3 November 2021

THE CITY government of San Juan will start vaccinating minors aged 12-17 on Wednesday.

“Following the IATF’s guidelines in vaccinating 12-17 years old and after our initial run at Cardinal Santos Medical Center, we are officially launching our pediatric vaccination to our younger population in main vaccination center,” Mayor Francis Zamora said.

Minors with comorbidities and those who are fit and healthy will receive Moderna and Pfizer-made vaccines, the only vaccines that were able to get EUA from the Philippines’ FDA.

“We are immediately launching this vaccination drive because we want to protect the children and help them get their lives back on track. This is also to give them protection from Covid19 once they go back to face-to-face classes,” the mayor added.

More stringent steps will be followed in the inoculation of minors.

Those with comorbidities need to get a medical clearance from a doctor. They must also submit a consent from parents or guardian, a signed assent form, and documents proving relationship with guardian and child. Without these, they cannot be vaccinated.

Parents or guardians who are not yet vaccinated can also get their vaccine on the same day as their child to increase the level of protection in each family.

Zamora encouraged parents to enlist their kids if they are eligible to receive the vaccine to the San Juan City vaccine registration program at