COVID-19 Crisis: Over 2,600 aged 5-11 y/o receive COVID-19 vaccine in Muntinlupa City, one vaccination site added

The City Government of Muntinlupa, through the local COVID-19 Vaccination Program (MunCoVac), has vaccinated more than 2,600 children aged 5-11 years old in the first week of the “Resbakuna Kids” campaign in the city.

As of February 13, Muntinlupa City Health Office recorded a total of 2,687 children aged 5 to 11 years old to have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

Of the total, Barangay Putatan has the highest number of vaccine takers for the age group with 566, followed by Brgy. Tunasan with 487, Brgy. Alabang with 419, Brgy. Poblacion with 365, Brgy. Cupang with 326, Brgy. Ayala Alabang with 147, Brgy. Sucat with 125, Brgy. Bayanan with 105, and Brgy. Buli with 46. While there are 101 inoculated kids who are non-Muntinlupa residents.

Muntinlupa has opened two party-themed vaccination sites for the pilot implementation of the pediatric vaccination: Ospital ng Muntinlupa (OsMun) in Brgy. Alabang and Laguerta Health Center in Brgy. Tunasan.

On February 14, Muntinlupa CHO has opened an additional vaccination site for ages 5-11 years old at Cupang Health Center.

CHO acting chief Dr. Juancho Bunyi led the launching event and the ceremonial inoculation of children. Bunyi invites all parents in the city to register their kids in the city’s vaccination database and assures the public that vaccines approved by the Philippine Food and Drugs Administration are safe and effective

Cupang Health Center has been decorated with cartoon characters and action figures; while children receive loot bags, free food and ice cream.

Bunyi noted that the initiative aims to provide a relaxing environment in the vaccination sites and to lessen the stress of kids during the vaccination.

To register, Muntinlupa may visit www.vaccine.muntinlupacity.gov.ph/muncovac and wait for further instructions from MunCoVac.

Meanwhile, COVID-19 cases in Muntinlupa continue to decline and the number of active cases have dropped below 80. The latest data from the Muntinlupa City Health Office (CHO) showed that as of February 13, the city’s active cases only totaled 74, adding 13 recoveries and 15 new COVID-19 cases for the day.

Muntinlupa Mayor Jaime Fresnedi continues to urge residents not to be complacent and to continue following the minimum health protocols such as wearing of face masks, physical distancing, and washing of hands. He also encouraged Muntinlupeños to get vaccinated and get their booster shot.

As of February 13, Muntinlupa City has 39,656 confirmed cases with 38,973 recoveries, 74 active cases, 609 reported deaths, 0 suspect case, and 129 probable cases.

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The above information was sourced from an official press release. Some parts were changed for this website.

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