Health worker A father and his son is screened by a health worker before getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Photo courtesy of Caloocan PIO

Caloocan starts COVID vaccine rollout for kids

November 3, 2021 Edd Reyes 244 views

THE Caloocan City government started on Wednesday its COVID-19 vaccination for general pediatric population.

Mayor Oscar “Oca” Malapitan said minors will need to be accompanied by their parent or guardian before they undergo process of registration, screening, counselling, vaccination and monitoring.

Only Pfizer and Moderna products are currently the only COVID-19 vaccines with emergency use authorization for 12 to 17 years old issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

“Taos-pusong nagpapasalamat ang Pamahalaang Lungsod ng Caloocan sa ating medical workers, at maging sa DepEd Caloocan para sa tulong at suporta nito, partikular na sa pagbuo ng schedule upang mabakunahan ang mga mag-aaral sa lungsod na kabilang sa nasabing age group,” Mayor Oca said.

Meanwhile, the Caloocan City Medical Center (CCMC) and Caloocan City North Medical Center (CCNMC) are still open to receive 400 slots for minors aged 12-17 with comorbidity on Thursday, including those who were already registered in an online appointment, or resident of Caloocan but are studying outside the city.

Parents or guardians of minors who will be inoculated are advised to bring complete documents, including medical certificate for minors with comorbidity, birth certificate to prove their relationship and valid identification card.

The Caloocan City government still continues to encourage parents or guardians of children aged 12-17, to register their kids at: to get them vaccinated for their protection and in preparation in case face-to-face classes will resume.