Pateros vaccinates more than 2,000 minors

Published November 13, 2021, 10:08 AM

by Jonathan Hicap

The Pateros municipal government has vaccinated more than 2,000 minors aged 12 to 17 years old.

As of Nov. 11, the municipal government has inoculated 2,368 children with the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to data provided by Mayor Miguel “Ike” Ponce III and Vice Mayor Gerald German. Pateros started vaccinating minors with comorbidities on Nov. 3.

A minor is getting vaccinated in a hospital in Metro Manila (Photo courtesy of the National Task Force Against COVID-19)

In addition, a total of 61,691 adults have been fully vaccinated in Pateros or 110 percent of its target population of 56,000 and 88 percent of the municipality’s total population of 70,000.

The target population is equivalent to 80 percent of Pateros’ estimated population of 70,000.

Pateros achieved herd immunity early this month when it reached its goal of fully vaccinating 80 percent of the target population.

A total of 66,761 individuals have also received the first dose of the vaccine consisting of 64,393 adults and 2,368 minors. The total is 119 percent of the target population and 95.37 percent of Pateros’ total population.

“The vaccination of 12 to 17-year-olds continues. I urge everyone to register through our QR code as our vaccination rate is slowing down as we only schedule only those who registered through the QR code,” said Ponce.

He added that opening the vaccination of minors on Saturdays became effective as parents who work need to accompany their kids to the vaccination site. As a result, Ponce said, the vaccination site at AMC Gym in Bgy. San Roque will be open on Saturdays and Sundays to accommodate more minors.

Adult Pateros residents, he said, can now be vaccinated through walk-in without the need for an appointment at Pateros Catholic School-Annex vaccination site.

For non-residents, they need to register via QR code. Their names will be submitted to the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to verify that they have not received any vaccine outside of Pateros.