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Two more Metro Manila hospitals join pilot run of COVID-19 vaccination for minors

By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 02:36 AM October 07, 2021
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MANILA, Philippines — Two more hospitals in Metro Manila have joined the pilot COVID-19 vaccination of minors aged 12 to 17, bringing the number of sites for the rollout to eight, Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., the national vaccine manager, said Wednesday in a taped briefing with President Rodrigo Duterte

Galvez presented to the president the following as the sites for the initial roll out of COVID-19 vaccination of minors:

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  • National Children’s Hospital
  • Philippine Heart Center
  • Pasig City Children’s Hospital
  • Fe Del Mundo Medical Center
  • Philippine General Hospital
  • Makati Medical Center
  • St. Luke’s Medical Center in Taguig City
  • Philippine Children’s Medical Center

The two hospitals added to the initial list of six sites were Makati Medical Center and St. Luke’s Medical Center.

“Our all-experts group chose to conduct the vaccination in hospitals so that we can immediately take action should they experience adverse effects,” Galvez said in Filipino.

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“Initially, there were six hospitals listed here. But now all hospitals want to join. Even Iloilo and Cebu want to join the pilot project,” he added.

The pilot COVID-19 vaccination of minors will start on Oct. 15.

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