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Olongapo starts COVID-19 jabs for kids 5-11 years old

/ 05:19 PM February 21, 2022

Children aged 5 to 11 are treated Monday to a party-themed COVID-19 vaccination at James L. Gordon Memorial Hospital. (Photo courtesy of Olongapo City Information Center)

OLONGAPO CITY––The local government officially launched Monday the vaccination for children 5 to 11 years old, prioritizing those with comorbidities.

One hundred children in this age group were eyed for inoculation during the three-day mass vaccination. Healthcare workers welcomed the kids at a party-themed site.

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The government-run James L. Gordon Memorial Hospital serves as the venue for the pediatric vaccination of children with comorbidities.

The City Health Office said no walk-ins would be allowed at the vaccination site, requiring parents to register their children online.

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Officials said another vaccination would be held at SMX Convention of SM City Olongapo Central, catering to children in the 5-11 age group but have no comorbidities.

So far, the city has fully vaccinated 172,314 residents out of its target of 182,000 to achieve herd immunity. The city has a 260,000-population based on the 2020 census. INQ

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