Mandaluyong City starts vaccination of minors against COVID-19

Published October 22, 2021, 10:27 AM

by Patrick Garcia

The Mandaluyong City local government started on Friday, Oct. 22, the inoculation of children aged 12 to 17 after the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) approved the vaccination of minors against COVID-19.

This came after the Inter-Agency Task Force increased the number of hospitals where children may be inoculated against COVID-19.

In a Senate budget hearing on Wednesday, Department of Health (DOH) Undersecretary Myrna Cabotaje said that 25 more hospitals and facilities in Metro Manila have been tapped as pediatric vaccination sites:

1. Caloocan City North Medical Center

2. Caloocan City Medical Center (South)

3. Ospital ng Malabon/Oreta Sports Complex

4. Navotas City Hospital

5. Valenzuela City Emergency Hospital

6. Pasig City General Hospital

7. St. Luke’s Medical Center (BGC)

8. Marikina Sports Complex (Amang Rodriguez Memorial Medical Center)

9. St. Luke’s Medical Center (BGC)

10. Philippine Heart Center

11. Philippine Children’s Medical Center

12. National Children Hospital

13. Fe Del Mundo Medical Center

14. Quezon City General Hospital

15. St. Lukes Medical Center (QC)

16. Philippine General Hospital

17. Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center

18. Makati Medical Center

19. Ospital ng Makati

20. SM Megamall Mega Vaccination Site (MCMC)

21. Cardinal Santos Medical Center

22. Ospital ng Muntinlupa

23. Ospital ng Paranaque 1

24. University of Perpetual Help System Dalta

25. Pasay City General Hospital

The DOH had earlier said that children with comorbidities, as part of the A3 priority group, will be prioritized in the government’s pilot implementation of the vaccination among minors.

The DOH’s list of 11 comorbidities of children includes medical complexity, genetic conditions, neurologic conditions, metabolic/endocrine, cardiovascular disease, obesity, HIV infection, tuberculosis, chronic respiratory disease, renal disorders, and hepatobiliary.

The local government said that those who have registered to have their children vaccinated must wait for a call from MANDAVAX to verify their registration. They will also receive a text message for their schedule and time slot.

It also reminded them to bring the following documents on the day of their registration:

• Medical Certificate coming from your child’s pediatrician or physician that describes his/her comorbidity;

• Document proving the relationship between the child and parent (Birth Certificate, Baptismal Certificate, etc.)

• Valid ID of the vaccinee and parent (passport, school ID, etc.)