City prepares for rollout of vaccination for younger population

Baguio City has begun preparations for the rollout of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination campaign for its younger residents while waiting for the go signal from the national government.

Last Oct. 14, the city opened the registration process to the 15-17 age group and to the 12-14-year olds last Oct. 22.

The Management Information Technical Division of the City Mayor’s Office said a total of 3,441 15-17-year olds have so far registered with the site from Oct. 14-17. 

The national government reportedly began the “pilot rollout of pediatric COVID-19 inoculations” in nine hospitals in the country last Oct. 15.

Prioritized in the pilot run were minors aged 12 to 17 who are immunocompromised.

Mayor Benjamin Magalong said the pediatric vaccination is expected to be launched in other parts of the country by November as per initial information from the national task force. 

He advised eligible minor residents to register at the and wait for further announcement. — Aileen P. Refuerzo