CAGAYAN DE ORO, PHILIPPINES — The city government of Cagayan de Oro recently announced that the COVID-19 vaccination for minors aged 12-17 will begin its rollout on October 29, 2021, at the JR Borja General Hospital (JRBGH).
The vaccination rollout will prioritize minors with comorbidities.
City Health Officer Dr. WIlliam Bernardo further stated that the Department of Health has given the go signal to prioritize minors with medical conditions such as medical complexity, cardiovascular disease, obesity, HIV infection, tuberculosis, chronic respiratory disease, renal disorders, and hepatobiliary, among others.
Bernardo further stated and clarified that a parent’s consent is needed before a minor can receive the vaccine. Medical clearance or certificate must also be presented.
As of writing, the COVID-19 data management also reports 8,750 pre-registered minors, with 451 of these with comorbidities.
JRBGH has also been chosen to administer the pediatric vaccines based on DOH’s guidelines so that children who experience adverse effects can be catered to immediately.
As of now, the only FDA-approved brands for pediatric vaccination are Moderna and Pfizer.
Those who have pre-registered are advised to wait for the text message with their schedule.
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