Mayor Edwin: Vaccination of minors aged 12-17 to start Oct. 15

Published October 14, 2021, 2:14 PM

by Jean Fernando

Paranaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez announced that the vaccination of minors aged 12 to 17 in the National Capital Region (NCR) will start on Friday, Oct.15.

Olivarez, also the chairman of the Metro Manila Council (MMC), said most of the local government units in Metro Manila have already vaccinated almost 100% of the target adult population.

In an interview on Dobol B TV, the inoculation of minors on Friday will be conducted at eight big hospitals in the NCR designated by the Department of Health (DOH).

Olivarez said the vaccination of the age group will continue in other local government unit’s hospitals after a week.

He said in Paranaque City, started Sept. 16 the registration of minors for COVID-19 vaccination program with a theme “Bakuna Para Sa YO (young ones).

The mayor said the registration of YOs who are residents of the city and or students of Paranaque-based schools will be accepted at the moment.

The Paranaque City government is among local government units that launched early registration of minors after the Food and Administration approved the vaccination of 12 to 17 years old using the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines.