Some 430 children aged between five and 11 were vaccinated at the newly opened Covid-19 pediatric vaccination site at the fast-food restaurant, McDonalds, on Wednesday March 9 and Thursday March 10.
According to the Pasig City Public Information Office (PIO), 190 children were vaccinated on site on March 9 and 240 on March 10.
After the children lined up at the registration area, they proceeded to an area where the children were counseled and asked to sign documents indicating their final consent to vaccination.
After being bitten, each child received a happy meal.
The vaccination process should always be scheduled, with parents or legal guardians registering their children online through the PasigPass website (https://pasigpass.pasigcity.gov.ph/).
The city government aims to inoculate 102,100 children between the ages of 5 and 11 residing in the city, according to data from the Department of Health (DOH).
As of March 10, a total of 15,868 children had received their first dose and 8,243 their second dose since the start of the age group vaccination rollout on Wednesday, February 9.
On the first day of the pediatric rollout on Wednesday, Feb. 9, the city’s public health unit recorded 1,650 vaccinated children.
Operational Covid-19 vaccination sites for the 5-11 age group are at McDonalds Arcovia, SM City East Ortigas, SM Hypermarket Tiendesitas and Pasig City General Hospital (PCGH), as of 10 March.
Children without comorbidities can be vaccinated at the sites of McDonalds Arcovia, SM City East Ortigas or SM Hypermarket Tiendesitas.
Children with comorbidities should be vaccinated within the PCGH vaccination area.
Vaccination sites at Buting Elementary School and Manggahan High School are no longer operational due to the start or preparation of face-to-face classes.
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