Valenzuela City starts COVID-19 vaccination of public school students aged 12-17

Published November 6, 2021, 1:43 PM

by Aaron Homer Dioquino

Students in Valenzuela City got free rides to the vaccination site as the local government started inoculating minors aged 12 to 17 against COVID-19 on Saturday, Nov.6.

(Photo from Valenzuela PIO)

Through the “Bakuna shuttle”, the public school students (with and without comorbidities), parents, and guardians were fetched from their respective campuses and brought to the Valenzuela City Astrodome.

There were five shuttles deployed on Saturday — three for Bignay National Highschool and two for Valenzuela National High School. They were the same shuttles used for the city’s “Libreng Sakay” program.

According to the local government, the students are required to present their documents before entering the site for an easier vaccination process.

They have undergone pre-assessment and counselling before getting inoculated. They are monitored after getting the jabs to ensure their safety.

Once done, the shuttles would bring the recipients back to their schools.

A total of 144 students are expected to be fetched and get inoculated on Nov. 6, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Other schedules will be announced.