Paranaque City government starts ‘Bakunahan Para sa YO’

Published October 22, 2021, 3:51 PM

by Jean Fernando

The Paranaque City government has started “Bakunahan Para sa YO” (Young Ones) at the Ospital ng Paranaque I (OSPAR) on Friday, Oct. 22.

Mayor Edwin Olivarez (Photo courtesy of Paranaque PIO / MANILA BULLETIN)

Mar Jimenez, Public Information Office (PIO) chief, said around 80 minors with comorbidities were given the Pfizer vaccines.

Jimenez said the city government is targeting to inoculate around 300 children with ages 12 to 17 per day.

He said the launching of the city government’s “Bakunahan Para sa YO” was attended by Department of Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya, Dr. Jefferson Pagsisihan, OSPAR 1 and II Medical Director, and other government officials.

Mayor Edwin Olivarez said around 25,000 minors have registered for the city’s vaccination program.

Olivarez also announced the city government has inoculated more than 100 percent with the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccines and 86 percent with the second dose.

He said the city government is hopeful that it can finish the vaccination of the second dose by November.