Tacloban kicks off vaccination drive for children 12-17 years of age

The Tacloban City government has begun vaccinating minors aged 12 to 17 to protect them against COVID-19. Photo: Tacloban City Health Office/Facebook

TACLOBAN CITY — Tacloban LGU kicks off the vaccination program for children ages 12 to 17 on Friday, November 5, with 1,172 children targeted for the Pfizer vaccine at the Mega Vaccination Center (Tacloban City Convention Center).

This figure is for "the remainder of the pediatric population that is comorbidity-free."

Furthermore, since Tacloban City is expected to achieve herd immunity this month, Taclobanons aged 18 and above are accommodated on a walk-in basis at the said vaccination site.

Meanwhile, at Tacloban City Hospital, approximately 167 Taclobanons from the pediatric population with comorbidities are vaccinated to ensure a more comfortable and safe vaccination experience.

Thank you Taclobanons ... 1503 jabs at Astrodome.. 1056 Teens (12-17y/o) 438 Adult 1st dose and 9 Adult 2nd dose.....

Posted by Tacloban City Health Office on Saturday, November 6, 2021

Mayor Alfred S. Romualdez's call for residents of Tacloban to get vaccinated, mainly children aged 12 to 17, has elicited a positive response while vaccine supplies remain plentiful.

Children went to Tacloban City Hospital as part of an intensified vaccination campaign to achieve herd immunity, where Chief of Hospital Dr. Joedina B. Gumagay supervises the vaccination process.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, hospital procedures have been in place. The vaccination on November 5 at Tacloban City Hospital was exclusive only for children and their parents to assist exceedingly those afraid of injections.

Dr. Gumagay reports that 167 children have been vaccinated, while the Department of Health delivered the final 335 doses to 168 people on November 6. 

As previously stated by Mayor Romualdez, once Tacloban has achieved herd immunity or a high vaccination rate, the city can be fully opened to diverse businesses to rehabilitate the city's economic strength. —Tacloban News Update (Source: Tacloban-CIO)

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