Nearly 15,000 vaccine doses administered to minors in Muntinlupa

Published November 18, 2021, 4:19 PM

by Jonathan Hicap

Nearly 15,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been given to minors aged 12 to 17 years old in Muntinlupa.

According to the Muntinlupa COVID-19 Vaccination Program (MunCoVac), as of Nov. 17, a total of 14,924 doses have been administered to minors.

A minor is getting vaccinated at Ospital ng Muntinlupa (Muntinlupa PIO)

Of the total, 14,624 minors received their first dose and 300 got their second dose, making them fully vaccinated.

The first-dose recipients are equivalent to 26 percent of the total population of 55,391 of minors 12 to 17 years old in Muntinlupa.

By barangay, out of the 14,624, a total of 3,520 are from Putatan; 2,388 from Tunasan; 2,368 from Poblacion; 1,704 from Sucat; 1,487 from Cupang; 1,296 from Alabang; 1,248 from Bayanan; 228 from Buli and 155 from Ayala Alabang. An additional 230 are non-residents.

As of Nov. 17, a total of 31,124 minors 12 to 17-year-olds have registered with MunCoVac or 56 percent of the total population for the age group in the city.

Out of the total registrants, 2,326 or 7.5 percent have comorbidities and are classified as Pediatric A3, and 28,798 or 92.5 percent are classified as “well children.”

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines for use in people 12 years old and above.

Muntinlupa now has fully vaccinated minors as the city government started inoculating them on Oct. 25 using the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

Based on the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) issued for Pfizer-BioNTech, “the second dose should be given after three (3) weeks from the first dose” while for Moderna, it is 28 days after the first dose.