Metro Manila LGUs open registration for COVID-19 vaccination to minors

Published September 12, 2021, 2:17 PM

by Jean Fernando

Eight Metro Manila local government units (LGUs) have started the registration of minors, with ages 12 to 17 years, for vaccination against COVID-19.

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The eight local government units in Metro Manila that started the vaccination registration for minors are Pateros, Makati, Muntinlupa, Mandaluyong, Manila, Caloocan, Taguig, and Las Pinas City.

The Las Pinas City government will be using the EZ consult account for the registration of minors in the city.

The EZ consult account is also the same app used by city residents in registering for their vaccination.

The Las Pinas city government said the registration is part of the preparations once the national government approves the vaccination of minors using Moderna and Pfizer vaccines as approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Pateros was the first local government unit that launched the registration of COVID-19 vaccination for minors on September 8.

Residents who are 12 to 17 years old can register using a QR code that can be found in Facebook page of the Pateros municipal government Facebook.

In the capital city of Manila, Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said that through www.manilacovid-19vaccine.ph, parents can either register their children under a single account for the family or register them separately.

In Makati, the city government announced on Friday (September 10) that minors, 12 to 17 years old, may now register for vaccination against COVID-19.

In a Facebook post of the city government, it said that residents of Makati, 12 to 17 years old, can sign up at www.covid19vaccine.safemakati.com and a master list will be created for the vaccination of minors.

In Caloocan, the city government also started the profiling of minors aged 12 to 17.

Mayor Oca Malapitan said it is important that the vaccination program for minors is prepared as early as possible since they belong to the age group that needs the consent of parents or guardians.

The Muntinlupa City government is also preparing to start the registration of minors for vaccination against COVID-19.

The registration will be handled by the Muntinlupa City COVID-19 Vaccination Program team which currently supervises the inoculation of residents and essential workers.

 
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