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Still no booster shots for kids aged 5 to 11–DOH

By: - Reporter / @santostinaINQ
/ 05:10 AM November 07, 2022
Metro Manila COVID

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Despite the return of in-person classes, children aged 5 to 11 are not yet eligible to receive a booster shot of COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Department of Health (DOH).

“Until now, booster shots are still not recommended by the Philippine government to our children 5 to 11 years old,” Maria Rosario Vergeire, officer in charge of DOH, said at a press briefing recently.

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She explained that government regulatory agencies have yet to give clearance for booster shots for the particular age group.

READ: No law requiring booster shots needed – Bongbong Marcos

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“Even our experts have yet to provide recommendations for that,” she added.

Currently, children aged 5 to 11 are only eligible for two primary series COVID-19 vaccines.

The DOH data showed that 5,231,460 children under that age group were already fully vaccinated against COVID-19.This is 48.02 percent of the 10,895,015 target population for 5 to 11 years old. INQ

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