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Ilocos Norte to start COVID-19 vaccination of children with comorbidities

Ilocos Norte to start COVID-19 vaccination of children with comorbidities

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LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte—The rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination for children with comorbidities ages 12 to 17 will begin in Ilocos Norte’s biggest public hospital on Friday, Oct. 29, according to a health official.

The vaccination facility at the Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center (MMMH&MC) in Batac City would be the first in the province to inoculate those in the age group referred to as “Pediatric A3” population, according to Dr. Gretchen Ranada, MMMH&MC’s COVID-19 vaccination team leader.

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Ranada said that they would prioritize the vaccination of existing hospital patients who are suffering from cancer, heart diseases, and those undergoing dialysis.

At least 2,340 doses of Pfizer-made vaccines were allocated to the hospital for the children’s inoculation, Ranada said.

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