CALOOCAN City Mayor Oscar ‘Oca’ Malapitan personally conducted inspection on the first day of vaccination of minors aged 12 to 17 with comorbidities or those who belong to the pediatric A3 priority group on Friday at the city-run public hospital.
The Caloocan City Medical Center and the Caloocan City North Medical Center were opened on Friday for pediatric vaccination wherein the priority age group received Pfizer vaccine, one of the two COVID-19 vaccines that were given emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration for children.
Malapitan said 200 slots were allotted for each hospital for vaccination of children who already registered on their online appointment.
The recipients were accompanied by their parents or guardian and underwent registration, screening, counselling, vaccination and monitoring.
Walk in minors with comorbidities or those without prior registration with complete requirements were also allowed to take their initial COVID-19 dose on Friday until 2 p.m.
Requirements include medical certificate of minors detailing their comorbidity, documents showing their relationship with their parents or guardian like birth certificate, and valid identification card of recipients, their parents or guardian.
During the inspection, the mayor encouraged parents and guardians of minors belonging to the pediatric A3 group to have their children vaccinated for them to have effective protection against the COVID-19.
“Sa mga magulang at guardian na kasama natin ngayong araw, maraming salamat sa pagtitiwala sa bakuna. Sa ibang magulang na may agam-agam pa, makinig po tayo sa mga doktor at eksperto nang sa gayon ay matapos na ang pandemyang ito. Ang bakuna po ay ligtas at napatunayang mabisa laban sa sakit na ito,” Malapitan stated.