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PRC to start vaxing minors



The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) announced Friday it will begin inoculating children (12 to 17) without comorbidity as early as 6 November.

The PRC disclosed that the Department of Health with the local government of Mandaluyong inspected on Friday the institution’s vaccination hubs: the Philippine Red Cross Logistics and Multipurpose Center and Edsa Boni in Mandaluyong City.

“Once we receive accreditation, we aim to begin pediatric vaccinations on 6 November , from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., with around initial 30 to 50 clients. Our succeeding schedules will be every Thursday, Friday and Saturday depending on the supply provided by the government,” the PRC said.

As a government’s active ally, the private humanitarian group said it has dedicated two of its Bakuna Centers for pediatric vaccination.

The group will administer Pfizer and Moderna doses courtesy of the government to vaccinate minors against Covid-19.

PRC Chairman and Senator Richard Gordon said the vaccination is in view of the resumption of face-to-face classes this year.

“The best protection against Covid-19 is to get vaccinated. By being vaccinated, you will not only be able to take good care of yourself but protect your family, friends and your community as well,” he said.

As of 1 November, the PRC has vaccinated over 376,253 individuals nationwide.