Ospital ng Muntinlupa ready for vaccination of minors

Published October 21, 2021, 11:42 AM

by Jonathan Hicap

The city-run Ospital ng Muntinlupa (OsMun) is ready for the vaccination of minors aged 12 to 17 with comorbidities.

This is according to Dr. Edwin Dimatatac, OsMun medical director, who said 400 minors in Muntinlupa have been registered for the vaccination rollout that will start on Monday with Pfizer-BioNTech as the vaccine brand to be used.

Ospital ng Muntinlupa (Muntinlupa PIO)

OsMun has been designated by the government as one of the public hospitals where the vaccination of minors will be conducted.

Dimatatac told Manila Bulletin that OsMun was one of the first to vaccinate health workers, or those belonging to the A1 category.

“Same set-up. Our vaccination team, vaccination site and logistics are in place,” said Dimatatac.

According to the Department of Health (DOH), consent from the parents and the child is required for vaccination. This will be implemented at OsMun, according to Dimatatac.

The Muntinlupa City government continues to hold the registration of minors 12 to 17-year-olds for vaccination.

As of Oct. 21, there are 14,268 12 to 17-year-olds who have registered with the Muntinlupa City COVID-19 Vaccination Program (MunCoVac), equivalent to 26 percent of the 55,391 estimated population of the age group in the city.

Of the total, 494 12 to 17-year-olds are with comorbidities. The 12 to 17-year-olds with comorbidities will be classified under priority group A3 and will be called Pediatric A3.

By barangay, out of the 14,268, Putatan has the highest number of registrants with 2,411; followed by Poblacion, 1,936; Tunasan, 1,800; Alabang, 1,582; Cupang, 1,226; Sucat, 803; Bayanan, 758; Ayala Alabang, 681; and Buli, 211. Non-residents who registered totaled 2,860.