The Manila city government now gears up to start Covid-19 vaccination for the pediatric group aged 5 to 11 years old.
Manila Mayor ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso said the vaccination of the 5-11 pediatric age group will be held at the first two sites set to be launched shortly, but vaccination sites will follow to make it easier for parents and guardians to have their children jabbed.
The Mayor said their Covid-19 vaccines are safe for children and he encourages parents and guardians to register their qualified children at the www.manilacovid19vaccine.ph.
Moreno, meanwhile, said vaccination for minors aged 12 to 17 years old will continue. He urged parents to avail of the free Covid-19 vaccines for their children’s protection, noting that most of the people who contracted Covid-19 are unvaccinated.
On Monday, National Task Force (NTF) Against Covid-19 chief implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said the government will start Covid-19 vaccination for children aged 5 to 11 years old by February 4.
He said the specially formulated Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for young people is expected to arrive in the country on February 2.
The Manila city government has so far administered a total of 3,176,945 Covid-19 vaccine doses, with 1,539,278 individuals, including 112,793, already fully vaccinated.