Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire stated through an online media conference that 381,433 children aged 5 to 11 are fully immunized.
“Sa kabilang banda, 9.7 million na ang bakunadong 12 to 17 years old (meanwhile, there are 9.7 million vaccinated 12-to-17-year-olds),” Undersecretary said
Since the Department of Health began its child immunization program on February 7, a record of 1,233,017 children between the ages 5 to 11 years old had been immunized against Covid-19.
Vergeire also stated that government workers who take their kids to the immunization appointments may take use of exceptional leave advantages. She reassured parents of children that the administration is continuing to purchase adequate Covid-19 vaccines for kids to protect them against the virus.
Meanwhile, the FDA granted Sinovac’s CoronaVac an urgent use authorization on March 11, allowing the Chinese vaccine to be used for child vaccination.
In a broadcasted public meeting on Tuesday, the state’s vaccine specialists are finalizing instructions for delivering Sinovac’s Covid-19 vaccine to children aged 6 and higher. The vaccination will give additional protection for children and parents who do not wish to utilize Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine. – WhatALife!