Lapu-Lapu to start jabs for kids 5 to 11 years old on Feb. 14

By: Futch Anthony Inso - Multimedia Correspondent - CDN Digital | February 11,2022 - 05:01 PM
LAPU-LAPU STARTS VACCINATION OF 5-11 YEAR OLD CHILDREN ON FEB. 14. In photo is lawyer James Sayson, the vaccination czar in Lapu-Lapu City.

Lawyer James Sayson, the vaccination czar in Lapu-Lapu City, says the city government will start inoculating kids, who are 5 to 11 years old, on Monday, February 14. | Futch Anthony Inso

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City government will now start inoculating kids, whose ages are 5 to11years old, on Monday, February 14, 2022.

Lawyer James Sayson, the vaccination czar in Lapu-Lapu City, told CDN Digital that the Pfizer Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines that were intended for children would be expected to arrive in the region tonight, February 11, 2022.

He said that on Sunday, December 13, 2022, these vaccines were expected to be delivered in different local government units (LGUs), including in Lapu-Lapu City.

Sayson, however, said that he was not yet aware of how much allocation of vaccines the Lapu-Lapu City government would get.

“But we will roll-out na, kadtong gustong magpabakuna, we will roll-out our 5 to 11 vaccination karong Monday,” Sayson said.

(But we will roll out. Those, who want to be vaccinated, we will rollout our 5 to 11 vaccination this Monday.)

Sayson said that the vaccination site at City Central School in Barangay Looc, Lapu-Lapu City would be the exclusive venue for the age group.

He added that currently, they already master listed more than 5,000 children.

“Consent sa parents dapat naa, same procedure sa kadtong 12 to 17. The only difference mas gamay ang dosage sa 5-11 unya lahi pod ang ilang vial, lahi ug color para dili magkabaylo,” he added.

(The consent of the parents should be there, same procedure as that of our 12 to 17. The only difference is that the dosage for 5-11 and the vial is different, it is in different color so that it will be interchanged.)

In March, Sayson said that the Lapu-Lapu City government would also coordinate with the Department of Education (DepEd) in holding vaccination activities in different schools.

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