/ 11 November 2021

THE CITY government of Davao has vaccinated more than 2,800 minors aged 12 to 17 against Covid19.

In a statement, the city government said 2,846 minors have received their first dose since pediatric inoculation started on October 29.

The vaccination hubs in the city include GMall Toril, Mabini Elementary School, Calinan Elementary School, Matina Aplaya Elementary School, and F. Dizon Elementary School.

All these sites are open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. without the need for pre-registration except for minors. Children who wish to be inoculated in public or private hospitals are required to pre-register.

Also, the minors should be accompanied by their parents or guardians during the vaccination.

“Children accompanied by their parents need to bring a birth certificate, Safe Davao QR, and a medical certificate for 12–17-year-olds with comorbidity,” it said.

“Also, parents are required to accompany their children and must bring valid IDs. For guardians, however, they’ll have to bring a valid ID and valid ID of parents,” it added.

The Department of Health reported that 203,357 adolescents aged 12 to 17 have been vaccinated against Covid19 as of November 7.

The government aims to vaccinate at least 80 percent of 12.7 million children before yearend.