THE Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday reported that there are no adverse reactions reported so far among children in the 12-17 age group who got their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
FDA Director General Eric Domingo said that only a few children, nine from those who got the Pfizer vaccine, and one who got Moderna, experienced allergies, hyperventilation, and post-vaccination body pain but got better the next day.
“So far, yung monitoring natin, siguro mga 400,000 na ‘yung nabakunahan na mga bata, wala naman tayong nakikita na adverse events na grabe, na talaga pong nagkaron ng problema,” he said.
At present, the FDA has approved only Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 12 to 17.
Domingo said minors with no underlying conditions need not present medical certificates from their doctors before getting vaccinated, except those who have comorbidities.
“Hindi naman kailangan ng medical certificate para magpabakuna ng bata aged 12-17. Basta walang sakit at pupunta sa vaccination centers, pwede naman bakunahan,” he said.