Manila gets ready to vaccinate 12 to 17 year olds | Inquirer News

Manila gets ready to vaccinate 12 to 17 year olds

/ 04:33 AM September 13, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Manila will begin accepting 12 to 17-year-old individuals into its COVID-19 vaccine registration system, pending authority from the national government to inoculate minors.

Like its open policy for adults, the city government on Sunday said they would inoculate members of this age group even from outside Manila. Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said they would have to wait for the go-signal from the national government before administering the shots.


The Food and Drug Administration approved last week the use of Moderna vaccines for people as young as 12, just as it had earlier for Pfizer.

As of Sunday, the Manila government said it had fully vaccinated 1 million individuals in the city, representing 74 percent of its population.


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