The Muntinlupa City government on Tuesday launched the online vaccination registration for 12 to 17 years old in the city.
This after the country’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines for 12 years old and above.
Mayor Jaime Fresnedi urged parents and guardians to register their children for the Muntinlupa City COVID-19 Vaccination Program (MunCoVac) as protection from the adverse effects of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
He said the registration is intended to create a database of the adolescents’ group eligible for COVID-19 vaccines in preparation for the final guidelines from the Department of Health (DOH).
Muntinlupa residents aged 12 to 17 may register online through the city’s COVID-19 vaccination registration system at www.vaccine.muntinlupacity.gov.ph/muncovac and choose category “C – Rest of Population.”
As of Sept. 8, the Muntinlupa City government has administered a total of 507,964 vaccines, according to MunCoVac.
A total of 192,360 individuals are now fully vaccinated in Muntinlupa, or 49.9 percent of the target population of 385,725, while 319,963 individuals got their first dose, or 83 percent of the total target.
The local government also advised residents who registered online but haven’t received their schedule to fill out a form to be scheduled: https://forms.gle/fEAELhwxURe4aNZU8.
As of Sept. 13, Muntinlupa has 2,583 active COVID-19 cases out of 23,336 confirmed cases, 20,264 recoveries, and 489 deaths.
The FDA approved the amended Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine last May 28 to include 12 years old and above.
Last Sept. 2, the FDA approved the use of the Moderna vaccine for 12 years and above after Zuellig Pharma Corp. requested the agency to amend the original EUA dated Aug. 12.