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PH Government Assures Safe COVID-19 Vaccination of Kids Aged 5-11

PH – The Philippine government will start the vaccination of kids aged five (5) years old to 11 against the COVID-19.

The fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines is not yet over. Recently, another surge that urged the government to re-impose stricter measures took place.

Following the holiday season, the COVID-19 cases in several cities in the capital region rose. It prompted the government to place the entire Metro Manila under Alert Level 3.

Metro Manila was initially set to be under Alert Level 3 from January 3 to January 15. However, when the 15th day of the month came, it was still not sure if cases are going down thus the authorities decided to extend the measure until the end of the month.

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Currently, the government is boosting the vaccination program to fight the spread of COVID-19. The cases in Metro Manila have reached their peak and started to drop but the public must continue to follow the health protocols to really drag the numbers down.

The PH government continues to encourage those who have yet to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 to get their jabs. The country is in pursuit to achieve population protection through vaccines.

Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, the PH government is also set to begin the COVID-19 vaccination of kids aged five (5) years old to 11. It is set to start on February 4 in selected areas in Metro Manila.

Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. assured that the vaccine dosage that will be used is safe for children in the specified age group. According to him, “it has a lower formulation” that suits the kids.

Reportedly, the kids with co-morbidities will be prioritized in the vaccination and guidelines are expected to be out within the week. The vaccination is eyed to be expanded to other regions outside NCR after a week.

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