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Over 800,000 minors vaccinated against COVID-19 — DOH

/ 03:34 PM November 19, 2021

FILE – Olongapo City vaccinates eligible minors (12 to 17 years old) against COVID-19. (Photo courtesy of Olongapo City Public Information Office)

MANILA, Philippines — The government has already vaccinated over 800,000 minors aged 12 to 17 against COVID-19 and only 0.10 percent of them have experienced adverse reactions that are mostly mild, the Department of Health (DOH) said Friday.

“As of November 17, we were able to vaccinate over 800,000 adolescents. Meron tayong adverse events na 0.10 percent of these 800,000 adolescents and most of these adverse reactions were mild. They were temporary and these were expected reactions,” Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire told an online media briefing.


According to Vergeire, among the adverse reactions experienced by minors vaccinated against COVID-19 are pain in the injection site, dizziness, headache, and mild allergic reactions.


She said these adverse reactions were managed well.

“Sa ngayon gusto lang po natin ipaalam sa ating mga kababayan na nagiging successful naman ang ating adolescent vaccination dahil nakikita natin na ang reactions ay mostly mild lang naman, namamanage, nakakauwi ang mga bata sa kanilang mga bahay,” said Vergeire.

(We would like to inform the public that vaccination for adolescents is successful and we see that the reactions are mostly mild. The conditions are being managed and the kids go home afterwards.)

“Hinihikayat natin ang ating mga magulang, dalhin na po natin ang ating mga 12 to 17 years old for their vaccination para sila ay maprotektahan na rin,” she added.

(We encourage parents to let their kids aged 12 to 17 get vaccinated so they can also be protected.)


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