Antique to start vax for age group 5-11
SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Ancient – The province of Antique will deploy its pediatric vaccination for 5 to 11 year olds on Tuesday, targeting 95,437 in the age group.
Irene Dulduco, former information officer of the Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO), called on parents to be responsible and bring their children to the scene.
“Starting tomorrow, we are going to vaccinate children from 5 to 11 years old who will come to Binirayan Gymnasium in San Jose de Buenavista,” she said in an interview Monday.
Antique Province Department of Health (DOH) Chief, Dr. Joy Castroverde, and IPHO Chief, Dr. Ric Noel Naciongayo, will grace the 2019 Coronavirus Disease Vaccination Launch Ceremony (Covid-19) age group.
Governor Rhodora Cadiao is also expected to join the deployment.
Meanwhile, Dulduco said parents in Local Government Units (LGUs) are urged to inquire with their barangay health workers about the timing of the inoculation.
“As for the LGUs, it would be up to them what strategies they would employ to encourage parents to have their children benefit from the Covid-19 vaccination,” she said.
The Department of Health Western Visayas Center for Health Development (DOH WV CHD) initially allocated 3,000 doses of the reformulated Pfizer vaccine for the province, she added. (NAP)