72 minors with comorbidities vaccinated in Muntinlupa on first day of rollout

Published October 26, 2021, 2:18 PM

by Jonathan Hicap

A total of 72 minors aged 12 to 17 with comorbidities were vaccinated in Muntinlupa on the first day of the rollout by the national and city governments.

The vaccination of minors, classified by the Department of Health (DOH) as Pediatric A3, was held on Oct. 25 at the city-run Ospital ng Muntinlupa (OsMun), one of the hospitals recommended by local government units in Metro Manila for the second phase of pediatric vaccination rollout, which started last Oct. 22.

A minor with comorbidity being vaccinated at Ospital ng Muntinlupa on Oct. 25 (NTF Against COVID-19)

Present during the first day of vaccination were Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi, DOH-National Capital Region Asst. Regional Director and National Task Force (NTF) Against COVID-19 consultant Dr. Maria Paz Corrales, OsMun director Dr. Edwin Dimatatac, City Health Officer Dr. Juancho Bunyi, and Coun. Allan Camilon.

The first minor with comorbidity to be vaccinated in Muntinlupa was 17-year-old Natalia Danielle Antonino Palma from Brgy. Ayala Alabang who has allergic rhinitis and asthma.

According to Dr. Dimatatac, no adverse reaction was recorded among the 72 vaccine recipients.

Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi, DOH-National Capital Region Asst. Regional Director Dr. Maria Paz Corrales, OsMun director Dr. Edwin Dimatatac, City Health Officer Dr. Juancho Bunyi, and Coun. Allan Camilon at Ospital ng Muntinlupa for the vaccination of minors with comorbidities (NTF Against COVID-19)

For phase 2 of the rollout, the additional hospitals designated for the vaccination of minors with comorbidities are Ospital ng Muntinlupa, Caloocan City Medical Center (North and South), Ospital ng Malabon, Navotas City Hospital, Valenzuela City Emergency Hospital, Marikina Sports Complex which is near Amang Rodriguez Memorial Medical Center, Quezon City General Hospital, St. Luke’s Medical Center Quezon City, Ospital ng Maynila, Ospital ng Makati, SM Megamall Mega Vaccination Site which is near Mandaluyong City Medical Center, Cardinal Santos Medical Center, Ospital ng Parañaque 1, University of Perpetual Help System Dalta, and Pasay City General Hospital. St. Luke’s Medical Center-Global City will also serve minors from Pateros, according to the DOH.

DOH’s Department Circular 2021-0464 listed the following comorbidities of 12 to 17-year-olds as eligible for pediatric vaccination: medical complexity, genetic conditions, neurologic conditions, metabolic/endocrine diseases, cardiovascular diseases, obesity, HIV infection, tuberculosis, chronic respiratory diseases, renal disorders, hepatobiliary diseases and immunocompromised state due to disease or treatment.

Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi (NTF Against COVID-19)

As of Oct. 22, the Muntinlupa City government has fully vaccinated 297,599 individuals aged 18 and above, or 77.2 percent of the target population of 385,725. The target population is 70 percent of Muntinlupa’s estimated total population of 551,036.

The city government reported that as of Oct. 25, the city has 257 new active cases, 26,406 recoveries, and 564 deaths.

 
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