Resbakuna Kids were entertained by mascots at the vaccination sites during the launching of “Resbakuna Kids” in Trece Martires City held at SM City Trece mall. Friday, February 18, 2022. Photo by Dennis Abrina

‘Resbakuna Kids’ rollout continues in Cavite

February 18, 2022 People's Tonight 578 views

TRECE MARTIRES CITY, Cavite – Local government here under the City Health Office kicked off their vaccination rollout for kids aged 5 to 11 years old on the 3rd floor of SM City Mall, Trece Martires, Friday, February 18, 2022.

Mayor Gemma Lubigan and City Health Officer Maria Cecilia Tejedor lead the inoculation of pre-registered kids in an arcade-like themed set-up to attract the attention of kids.

Trece Martires City is the 16th locality that started vaccine rollout for ages 5 to 11 after Bacoor, Dasmariñas, Imus, Tagaytay, Cavite City, General Trias (GenTri), GMA, Alfonso, Noveleta, Mendez Nuñez, Amadeo, Magallanes, Silang, and Kawit.

Each locality makes its unique gimmicks to entertain the children who will be vaccinated, while Tanza and Naic Rural Health Unit (RHU) scheduled their Resbakuna Kids vaccination drive on February 21, Carmona on February 22, Bailen on February 24, and Rosario on February 28.

Cavite leads the inoculation of the pediatric population among the provinces of Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) based on the data released by the Department of Health (DOH) Health Education and Promotion Unit dated February 14, 2022.

Cavite 1st Dose 359,363, 310,187 fully vaccinated; Laguna 274,523 1st dose, 233,937 fully vax; Rizal 234,481 1st Dose, 232,552 fully vax; Batangas 257,684 1st dose, 224,450 fully vax; and Quezon 150,259 1st Dose, 118410 fully vaccinated.

Meanwhile, In GenTri, Mayor Antonio Ferrer, Councilor Kristine Barison of Committee in Health (GenTri), and City Health Officer Dr. Jonathan Luseco lead the simultaneous launching at GenTri Convention Center and Divine Grace Medical Center in Brgy. Tejero and the kick-off ceremony at City Park in Barangay San Juan last February 16.

GenTri has an estimated 22,000 population aged 5 to 11 years old in the locality.

The mayor encouraged each resident that has not yet been vaccinated to go out and be inoculated to be protected from COVID-19.

In the neighboring town of Noveleta, Mayor Dino Chua and Rural Health Office head, Dr. Ma. Hilda Bucu leads the vaccination of 250 kids aged 5 to 11 at Primark Town Center in Barangay Magdiwang.

A birthday party-like themed jab program was held with lots of freebies and food packs from famous fast food chains.

“Dinala ko na po ang anak ko to be safe from COVID-19 and in preparation for in-campus classes po,” Laiza dela Cruz from San Rafael 2, a mother of 2 said during the inoculation kick-off.

In Mendez Nuñez town, the local government staff here and the Rural Health Unit (RHU) prepared the vaccination center as “child-friendly.”

Mendez RHU prepared loot bags and a photo booth for the vaccinated little ones.

In Magallanes, the municipal health office launched their inoculation program for 5 to 11 years old at Magallanes RHU Wellness Center for all pre-registered kids.

In Amadeo town, the vaccination program for kids was held at Amadeo National High School for all the registered individuals of the locality.

While the cities of Bacoor, Imus, Dasmariñas, Tagaytay, Cavite City, and towns of Indang, Alfonso, and GMA have already started their Resbakuna Kids at their respective vax sites for the said aged group.