Child vax to reel off in Naga on April 25

By Jason B. Neola


The Naga City government is aiming to vaccinate at least 1,000 children from April 25 to 29 at the Naga City Mega Vaccination Facility housed at the Jesse M. Robredo Coliseum.


Reynor Rodriguez, the city’s vaccination coordinator, said the project is expected to reduce the number of unvaccinated children age 5 to 11 years old. At present, there are around 15 percent of the target 30,000 children have been inoculated.


The city government is administering Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines to children of such age group as recommended by the Food and Drug Administration. The Pfizer vaccine for kids is specially formulated for younger bodies – it only has 10 micrograms per dose compared to the adult version, which has 30 micrograms per dose.


As in previous conduct of child vax, the city government will see to it that the pediatric vax sites are child-friendly to make the inoculation drive as fun and exciting as possible using mascots, costumes, music, and colorful designs.


In the city’s vaccination campaign, Rodriguez said the city is continuously undertaking its vax drive despite having vaccinated around 74 percent already of its 210,000 general population.


Meanwhile, the city government is continuously conducting coordination with the private sector, especially to the management of different malls, where off-site immunization activities can be held.


He said the city government is doing some arrangements so that parents who wish to submit their children for off-site immunization will be accommodated thru online scheduling.