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COVID-19 Vax Watch: 200,000 kids inoculated in Metro Cebu

By: Morexette Marie B. Erram - Multimedia Reporter - CDN Digital | February 20,2022 - 10:23 AM

Children 5 to 11 years old are getting vaccinated in Cebu City in this photo in one of the vaccination sites in the city on Thursday, February 17. | CDN Digital file photo (Morexette Erram)

Children five to 11-years-old are getting vaccinated in Cebu City in this photo taken in one of the vaccination sites in the city on Thursday, February 17. | CDND photo / Morexette Erram

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Around 200,000 minors from nine localities in Metro Cebu, aged between five to 17-years-old, have already been inoculated as a protection against COVID-19. 

Based on the latest data from the Visayas Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC), a total of 201,988 children already received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as of February 17, 2022. 

The pediatric vaccination in Metro Cebu began last October 2021, with minors age between 12 to 17-years-old.  A total of 196,234 kids belonging to this particular age group got the first dose of the vaccine, the same VVOC report showed. 

Of this number,  157, 828 were already fully vaccinated or have been administered with the second dose of the vaccine. 

The second phase of the pediatric vaccination, intended for those age between 5 to 11 years old, started on February 14, 2022. 

As of February 17, a total of 5,754 children ages between five to 11-years-old were already been vaccinated with the first dose. 

Health officials in Metro Cebu are targeting to vaccinate over 420,000 minors against COVID-19.

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