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Iloilo to Vaccinate 50,000 Minors in November

Meryl B. Babol

With the massive turnout of vaccination rates of ages 12-17, Mayor Jerry P. Treñas seeks to administer 50,000 COVID-19 vaccines to minors by the end of November.

Since the start of pilot vaccinations for minors last October 29, more than 18,000 have been vaccinated as of November 10, 2021.

“Our vaccination (vax.) rollout is doing very well. Mega vax. Sites have vaccinated some 15,000 minors for a week," said Treñas, in a statement.

Treñas also insisted on the need to ramp up the vaccination rollout in the city, start administering booster shots and vaccinate children aged 5-11 if the national government permits.

"We are targeting 50,000 minors 12 to 17 years old to be vaccinated in November. We need to ramp up vaccination so that we can do booster shots and vaccinate minors 5 to 11 years old when allowed by the national government,” he added.

Mega vaccination sites are also being opened to cater to minor residents and non-residents of the city as a part of the intensified vaccination drive.

Published: April 19, 2022