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400 minors get vaccination jabs

By Ana-liza Macatangay

Some 397 minors aged 12 to 17 received their Covid-19 vaccine shots on the first day of the pediatric inoculation at the Bicol Medical Center (BMC) in Naga City on Friday, Nov. 5.

In a statement, BMC said there were 461 minors originally listed to be inoculated, 185 of whom had underlying medical conditions while the rest were teenage members of families of BMC employees.

Children with co-morbidities are part of the Priority Group A3.

BMC Department of Pediatrics chief Dr. Myla Baturiano said that during the first run of the pediatric vaccination, the BMC pediatrics team was in full force to ensure that the minors and their parents were assisted properly.

COVID-19 JAB A teenager got his Covid-29 vaccine shot at the BMC on Nov. 5, 2021.

“We have to ensure that both the parents or the guardians and the minors who will be vaccinated will be well-informed of the advantages and possible reactions of the vaccines,” Baturiano said.

Pfizer and Moderna vaccines were used, as currently, only these two brands of Covid-19 vaccines have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to be given to minors.

The Naga City government planned to kick off its own pediatric vaccination drive on the same day but the same was deferred following consultation with school heads and principals of the Department of Education in the city. (PIA5/Camarines Sur)


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