Isko Mayor Isko Moreno with Manila Health Department chief Dr. Poks Pangan as Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna vaccinates a kid during the mass vaccination program of the city. Photo by Jerry S. Tan

Manila intensifies vaxx drive for kids 5-11

March 4, 2022 Itchie G. Cabayan 248 views

THE Manila Health Department (MHD) is continuing and intensifying its pediatric vaccination drive against COVID-19 on children aged five to 11 years old, in the different vaccination sites of the city.

This was learned from the presidential bet and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, as he announced that the MHD headed by Dr. Poks Pangan, has administered more than 24,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines on children as of March 2022.

The mayor also said that based on a report from Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna, who is on top of the city government’s mass vaccination program, around 2,000 children have been fully vaccinated, while the rest, or more than 22,000, have already received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccines.

Moreno said that among the vaccination sites are Manila Zoo, San Nicolas Health Center, Dimasalang Health Center, V. Fugoso Health Center, and F. Lanuza Health Center, as well as several other sites in the different barangays in the City of Manila.