DOH: Over 230,000 minors vaccinated vs COVID-19

The Department of Health reported Monday that a total of 230,357 minors have already been vaccinated against COVID-19 under the pediatric inoculation program.

In a press conference, DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire added that this was based on the tally of the National COVID-19 Vaccination Operations Center.

“We were already able to inoculate among the pediatric population, 230,357,” she said.

Of the total, Vergeire said only 0.10% experienced expected temporary reactions mostly were pain in the vaccination site, headache, and dizziness.

Some of the minor recipients also had anxiety attacks, she added.

According to Vergeire, all the incidents of side effects from the vaccination were managed properly.

On November 3, the Philippines started the COVID-19 vaccination for all minors aged 12 to 17 after conducting a pilot inoculation for minors with comorbidities.

There are 12.7 million children aged 12 to 17 in the country. The DOH said the government is seeking to vaccinate 80% or around 10 million of minors aged 12 to 17 by December 2021.

Only Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have been authorized for pediatric vaccinations in the country.–AOL, GMA News

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