208 minors vaccinated in Bacolod

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Some 208 minors with comorbidities were inoculated during the launching of the vaccination rollout for Pediatric A3 group in Bacolod City Oct. 29.

Emergency Operations Center executive director Em Ang said they were able to exceed their target of 100 children 12 to 17 years old, since those who preregistered but were not included in the initial list of vaccine beneficiaries also came to the vaccination center at Riverside College to get inoculated.

There were no reports of adverse reaction after immunization of the Pfizer vaccine, Ang said.

She said that 826 children with comorbidities have registered online, and the more than 600 kids remaining will receive their anti-COVID shots on November 3 and 4, also at the School of Nursing of the Riverside College at the back of the Riverside Medical Center.

Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson and Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Ernell Tumimbang, meanwhile, led the vaccination rollout for Pediatric A3 at the Teresita L. Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City.

The children were accompanied by their parents during the inoculation. Among the first to receive the shots were a 12-year-old from Barangay Zone 10, Talisay City, and two brothers, aged 17 and 15 years old, from San Lorenzo Ruiz Village in Barangay Zone 1, also in Talisay.

TLJPH chief, Dr. Mary Ann Maestral, said the inoculation will continue in the coming weeks.

Tumimbang said that due to the late advisory, only a number of kids were able to go to the provincial hospital for the first day of inoculation.

Provincial Administrator, Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, said they are considering the district hospitals in Cadiz and Kabankalan as vaccination centers to make it easier for children with comorbidities, who have difficulties travelling to the provincial hospital in Silay City. –MML