Start of COVID vax for minors pressed

September 14, 2021 People's Journal 157 views

A LAWMAKER reiterated the need to vaccinate Filipino children aged 12 to 17 years old to protect them from the dreaded COVID-19.

Quezon City councilor Allan Butch Francisco filed a measure at the Quezon City Council to have minors vaccinated against COVID-19.

Under the resolution, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases was requested to include children 12 to 17 years old in the government vax rollout.

The proposed measure was seconded by Councilor Marra Suntay, saying it is the obligation of the State to protect the right to health of the residents, including children, amid the increasing number of COVID-19 infections.

The resolution stressed that the Department of Health cited the Food and Drug Administration’s approved emergency use authorization of Moderna vaccines to minors.

Francisco pointed out that the resolution aims to protect the children from the deadly virus and advises eligible adults to get vaccinated as soon as possible while practicing minimum health standards to protect children around them.