Manila to open mass vaccination of minors on Nov. 3

Published October 28, 2021, 7:58 PM

by Seth Cabanban

Manila will begin vaccinating all minors 12 to 17 years of age against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on Wednesday, Nov. 3.

“Sa Nov. 3, Wednesday, magisisimula na po ang general population ng bakunahan sa bata (general population vaccination for minors will begin,” announced Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso on Thursday, Oct. 28.

The mass COVID-19 vaccination of all minors in Manila will be conducted in six district hospitals, namely Gat Andres Bonifacio Memorial Medical Center, Ospital ng Sampaloc, Ospital ng Maynila, Justice Jose Abad Santos General Hospital, Ospital ng Tondo, and Sta. Ana Hospital.

Vaccine recipients must bring with them proof of filiation such as a birth certificate, school ID, Person With Disability ID, or baptismal certificate, and a parent or guardian signed consent and assent form.

A total of 48,482 minors have registered for COVID-19 pediatric vaccination in Manila as of Wednesday, Oct. 27.

Only Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines have been granted emergency use authorization for pediatric COVID-19 vaccination by the Philippine Food and Drug Association.

As of Thursday, Oct. 28, a total of 2,787 doses have been administered to minors with comorbidities since the start of pediatric vaccination rollout on Friday, Oct. 22.