Bacolod City starts vaccination of minors in barangays

BACOLOD. The City Government of Bacolod starts vaccination of minors with no comorbidities in the big barangays in the city. (Bacolod City PIO)
BACOLOD. The City Government of Bacolod starts vaccination of minors with no comorbidities in the big barangays in the city. (Bacolod City PIO)

THE City Government of Bacolod has already started the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccination for minors who have no illnesses in the big barangays in the city.

Dr. Chris Sorongon, deputy for medical data and analysis of Emergency Operations Center-Task Force (EOC-TF), said they have allocated 30 vials of Pfizer vaccine to the big barangays.

Clustered barangays, or those composed of seven villages, are receiving five vials of vaccines, he said.

Aside from the barangays, Sorongon said, the vaccination of minors with or without comorbidities will also continue at the Ayala Malls Capitol Central.

At the SM City Mall, meanwhile, only minors with no comorbidities will be vaccinated there.

Sorongon urged the parents of minors under the Pediatric A3 group to register their children through https://tinyurl.com/bcdceirminors, and they do not need to wait for the advice, text or email.

The minors are also required to present identification cards and proof of filiation of their guardians or birth certificate since they need to sign a waiver.

As of Monday, November 8, the EOC-TF already inoculated about 8, 000 minors aged 12 to 17 years old in the city.

Sorongon said that based on the data provided by the Department of Health (DOH), they aim to inoculate more than 40,000 minors in Bacolod City.

"We have enough Covid-19 vaccine supply so we can accommodate our minors who are already in our lists," he said.

On October 29, the Department of Health (DOH) officially launched the Pediatric A3 Vaccination Program in the country where Bacolod City had the highest number of minors inoculated nationwide in a single venue.

The minors belonged to the Pediatric A3 priority group, or persons aged 12 to 17 years old with comorbidities.

The EOC-TF also started the vaccination in private schools and they coordinated with the Department of Education (DepEd) as well as to the Sangguniang Kabataan for the vaccination of more minors.

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