Taguig LGU to start vaccinating 5 to 11 years old on Feb. 7

The Taguig City government will roll out the vaccination of minors aged 5 to 11 years old on Feb. 7.

According to the city government, the vaccination of the age group on Feb. 7 will be held at the SMX Convention Center at SM Aura and Lakeshore vaccination hub.

Vaccination of a minor last year (National Task Force Against COVID19)

As of Jan. 28, there are a total of 9,519 kids aged 5 to 11 who have been registered for vaccination in Taguig.

The vaccination will push through despite an announcement by the Department of Health on Feb. 3 that the national rollout of the vaccination for the age group has been postponed to Feb. 7 from Feb. 4 due to the delivery of the vaccines.

“Vaccinating children is critical to the country's national vaccination program to ensure they have the added protection they need against COVID-19. The National Vaccination Operations Center (NVOC) of the National Task Force (NTF) Against COVID-19 remains committed to ensure that all Filipinos, including the children, get vaccinated,” said DOH.

It added, “The roll out for vaccinating children aged 5-11 years old will be postponed for a few days due to logistical challenges. The FDA-approved Pfizer vaccines will be arriving on the evening of Friday, February 4, 2022. To ensure adequate preparation and distribution of the Pfizer vaccines allocated for children aged 5-11 years old. The COVID-19 vaccination of 5-11 years old will instead begin on 7 February (Monday).

The ceremonial vaccination was originally scheduled to be held on Feb. 4 at the Philippine Children’s Medical Center, National Children’s Medical Center, Philippine Heart Center, Manila Zoo, SM Skydome and Filoil Gym.

During the “Laging Handa” public briefing on Feb. 3, Dr. Moriel Creencia of the National Children’s Hospital said each child will be administered a dose of 0.2 ml Pfizer vaccine.

Each child will receive two doses, three weeks apart, according to the DOH.

For the registration of kids aged 5 to 11 in Taguig, the public may go to trace.taguig.gov.ph.