Over 37,000 minors in Manila receive first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

More than 37,000 minors aged 12 to 17 in Manila have already received their first dose of the vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

(Manila PIO photo / MANILA BULLETIN)

The city government through the Manila Health Department administered a total of 37,286 doses to minors as of Wednesday, Nov. 10.

The COVID-19 mass vaccination for minors started on Oct. 22.

It was held in the city’s six district hospitals, namely Sta. Ana Hospital, Ospital ng Maynila, Gat Andres Bonifacio, Justice Jose Abad Santos, Ospital ng Sampaloc, and Ospital ng Tondo.

Four malls in the city -- Lucky Chinatown Mall, SM Manila, SM San Lazaro, and Robinsons Place Manila -- were also used as vaccination sites for minors.

The city government deployed a total of 500 doses in each district hospital and 750 doses in mall sites.

According to a Manila Public Information Office Facebook post, the city government is allowing walk-ins for minors who should be accompanied by one guardian or immediate relative.

The guardian or companion must bring a valid ID to prove their relation to the minor.