Minors start getting COVID jabs in Manila

Published October 22, 2021, 10:46 AM

by Andrea Aro

The Manila city government started the vaccination of minors with comorbidities aged 12 to 17 years old against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Friday, Oct. 22.

(Manila PIO photo / MANILA BULLETIN)
(Manila PIO photo / MANILA BULLETIN)

About 23,354 vaccines have been reserved for the inoculation of minors, 22,854 of which are Pfizer vaccines, while the remaining 500 are Moderna vaccines, according to the Manila Health Department (MHD).

The city government, through the MHD, targets to vaccinate 100 children on the first day of inoculation for minors with comorbidities.

“Talagang dapat simulan na natin yung 12-17 years old kasi karamihan sa bahay nabakunahan na except sila…Napaka importante talaga na sila ay protected (We should start vaccinating 12-17 years old because most of their family members were already vaccinated except them. It is very important that they are protected),” Manila city Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna-Pangan said during the start of vaccination for minors at the Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center (OMMC) on Friday, Oct. 22.

(Manila PIO photo / MANILA BULLETIN)

“Kung gaano po kaimportante ang bakuna sa inyong mga adults, ganun rin sa mga bata (The vaccine is as important to minors as it is for adults),” she added.