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500 students jabbed vs COVID-19 in Pampanga

/ 11:31 AM November 29, 2021
Students 12 to 17 years old get their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Lubao, Pampanga

Students 12 to 17 years old get their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Lubao, Pampanga. (Photo from the Pampanga provincial government)

MABALACAT CITY, Pampanga––Some 5,000 students in Lubao town were vaccinated Saturday against COVID-19 under Pampanga’s “Vacc-2-School” program.

With support from the provincial government, Lubao administered the first dose of Pfizer vaccine to 12- to 17-year-old students at the town’s gymnasium and in a private function hall in a nearby locality.

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In a statement, Lubao Mayor Esmeralda Pineda said the vaccination is in preparation for possible in-person classes in the next school year.

She said the students needed to be ready in case the national government allows physical classes next year.

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Malu Lacson, deputy commander of the provincial vaccination rollout, said as the number of persons getting vaccinated increases, COVID-19 cases decrease.

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