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All minors aged 12-17 to get booster doses soon, says DOH spox

/ 03:16 PM June 25, 2022
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(FILE) Minors receive COVID-19 vaccines at a facility in Ilocos Norte province. (Photo courtesy of Ilocos Norte provincial government)

MANILA, Philippines — All minors aged 12-17 will soon be receiving COVID-19 vaccine booster shots, Department of Health (DOH) spokesperson Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said on Saturday.

Vergeire made the announcement a few days after the DOH approved the administration of the booster shots on minors aged 12-17 who are immunocompromised.

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“Nagbigay na din po ng ‘oo’ na pwede na ipatupad din ang the rest of the population ng 12-17,” Vergeire said in a public briefing.

“Hopefully in the coming weeks makikita natin ang slow na pagtaas nito pong ating 12-17 booster doses dahil kailangan po ng ating mga kabataan ang booster doses na ito,” she added.

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Vergeire however, did not mention when the administration of the booster doses for those in 12-17 age bracket will start.

INQUIRER.net has asked Vergeire for clarification.

Vergeire said some 100 immunocompromised minors in the 12-17 age bracket have already received COVID-19 booster shots.

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