Cebu City to inoculate 500 healthy minors aged 12-17 on Nov. 8

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THE Cebu City Government will start its vaccination of minors aged 12-17 who have no comorbidities on Monday, November 8, 2021.

Around 500 minors are scheduled to be administered with Covid-19 vaccine.

The vaccination will take place at the Aznar campus of Southwestern University (SWU) Phinma in Barangay Sambag 2.

No walk-in is allowed in the site, and the guardians of the minors must wait for the text advisory from CebuCityVax, according to the press release sent by the office of Acting Mayor Michael Rama.

The teenagers scheduled on Monday must be accompanied by their parents.

“If a guardian, one must secure a written authorization from either of the parents. If abroad, parents must grant a power of attorney to the designated guardian,” read the press release.

Members of the Philippine Pediatric Society Inc. in Central Visayas led by Dr. Alfredo Bongo, Jr. will be helping out in vaccinating minors at the SWU Phinma campus.

As of 6 p.m. Saturday, November 6, 11,899 minors without comorbidities, whose parents had consented to their vaccination, had signed up at Pabakunata.com, the portal for the City’s Covid-19 vaccination program.

Also, 1,134 minors with comorbidities registered for vaccination.

There are an estimated 160,000 minors aged 12 to 17 years old in the city.

Last October 29, the Cebu City Government started vaccinating minors with comorbodities at Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center.

This vaccination was ahead of the national-scale inoculation of minors, which was announced by the Department of Health to begin on November 5. This, after the successful pilot testing of the pediatric vaccination in the National Capital Region last Oct. 15. (with PR)

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