As Muntinlupa City prepares for the vaccination rollout for children aged 5-11 years old, the City Government has recorded more than 9,600 children from the age group pre-registered in the city’s database.
At least 9,653 children aged 5-11 years old are pre-registered in Muntinlupa’s COVID-19 vaccination program as of January 30, according to the City Health Office (CHO). Of the total, 1,025 are from the pediatric A3 group, or those with co-morbidities, and 8,628 are from the rest of the pediatric population.
Muntinlupa CHO acting chief Dr. Juancho Bunyi said the city will have two (2) vaccination sites for the 5-11 years old: Laguerta Health Center in Brgy. Tunasan and Ospital ng Muntinlupa in Brgy. Alabang.
Bunyi noted that the target population for the age group is around 68,000. The local health officer also advised the public to wait for further advisory from the Muntinlupa City COVID-19 Vaccination Program (MunCoVac) for vaccination schedules.
As part of the Phase 1 implementation, the national government will be launching the pilot vaccination rollout for children aged 5-11 years old on February 4 in the following sites: Philippine Heart Center, Philippine Children’s Medical Center, National Children’s Hospital, Manila Zoo, SM North EDSA (Skydome), and Fil Oil Gym in San Juan City.
The Phase 2 of the rollout will include expansion in the NCR and other regions.
Last December 23, the Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved EUA for Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for ages 5 to 11 years old.
Children aged 5-11 years old shall receive a 10 microgram/dose concentrate of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and the second dose shall be given three weeks after the first dose to complete the vaccination course.
Muntinlupa residents may be pre-registered online through the city’s COVID-19 vaccination registration system www.vaccine.muntinlupacity.gov.ph/muncovac. The public may choose the category “Pediatric A3 (5-11 yrs. old)” for those with co-morbidities and category “Pediatric/Rest of the Pediatric Population (5-11 yrs. old)” for well-child population or those without co-morbidities.
Meanwhile, for the 12-17 age group, the local government has inoculated at least 34,562 minors as of January 30. This translates to 62% of the age group’s target population.
Further, as of January 30, at least 474,309 doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered in the city or 124% of the target. Of the total, 412,932 were fully vaccinated or 108% of the target. At least 66,353 received their booster shot.
To date, Muntinlupa City has 38,489 confirmed cases with 37,352 recoveries, 538 active cases, 599 reported deaths, 0 suspect case, and 252 probable cases.
The above information was sourced from an official press release. Some parts were changed for this website.
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