THE local government unit in Mabalacat City, Pampanga has started vaccinating children belonging to poor families.

The city's Covid-19 Pediatric Vaccination Program for kids ages 5 to 11 was launched at SM City Clark Thursday, February 17, 2022.

Mayor Cris Garbo said they decided to prioritize children from families that are below the poverty line.

Dr. Jay Rivera, head of the city's Covid-19 Response Center, said the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will assist the inoculation of kids.

"Kasama natin dito ang SM Clark at DSWD. Minabuti ng ating mayor Cris Garbo at Vice Mayor Geld Aquino na unahin ang tinatawag nating marginalized sector," Rivera said.

"Sila ang una nating babakunahan ang kasamahan natin sa Mabalacat na below poverty line," he added.

Garbo urged parents to register their kids in the pediatric vaccination program of the City Government.

The mayor thanked SM City Clark for accommodating the City Government's inoculation drive.