Villanueva Senator Joel Villanueva accompanies his two children Jaden, 11, and Gwen, 9, for their COVID-19 vaccine shots in San Juan City.

Villanueva encourages vax for ages 5-11

February 11, 2022 Arlene Rivera 474 views

SAYING about the importance of COVID-19 vaccine, Senator Joel Villanueva on Friday took a break from his campaign schedule to accompany his two children for them to get inoculated against the Covid-19 in San Juan City.

The senator’s children Jaden, 11, and Gwen, 9, got Pfizer vaccine shots.

Villanueva, who is seeking reelection in this year’s election, said he is not hesitant to get his kids vaccinated because there are studies that said COVID-19 vaccines were proven safe and effective for minors aged 5 to 11.

“That’s the reason why I temporarily stopped campaigning just to accompany my children for their vaccination,” Villanueva said in an interview with media.

“I am here because I believe in vaccination. I believe this will help my children,” the senator added.

Villanueva was welcomed and assisted by San Juan City Vice Mayor Warren Villa, who is his churchmate at the Jesus Is Lord.

The senator also renewed his call for free COVID-19 testing and supports intensified free vaccination efforts in view of easing the pandemic alert level in Metro Manila, and the return of face-to-face classes.

“It is important that our children be vaccinated because they are the ones who are most affected by what we called Covid slide,” Villanueva said.

The senator said his 11-year-old son, Jaden, is already attending face-to-face classes at the Community of Learners – School for Children in San Juan City.