Taguig city government to start immunizing minors without comorbidities on November 2 – Manila Bulletin
The Taguig city government has announced that it will start vaccinating the rest of minors between the ages of 12 and 17 from November 2.
Based on the City of Taguig Vaccination Working Group Opinion # 45, “The City of Taguig will begin the rollout of COVID-19 vaccination for the rest of the pediatric population (those without comorbidity), or residents of Taguig and those studying in Taguig, aged 12 to 17 years old, at the following mega vaccination centers: Lakeshore Hall [and] Bonifacio High Street ”, according to TRACE Taguig.
The Taguig medical center will serve as an exclusive location for the vaccination of minors with co-morbidities in Taguig.
Vaccination of minors with co-morbidities began in Taguig on October 25 at St. Luke’s-Global City Medical Center, while Taguig Medical Center followed on October 26. The Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration of the Philippines (FDA) for use in persons 12 years of age and older.
The working group on vaccination of the city of Taguig adopted the circular of the Ministry of Health 2021-0494 relating to the vaccination of minors, classified in the pediatric group A3.
According to the working group, the comorbidities authorized for the Pediatric A3 vaccination are: medical complexity, genetic conditions, neurological conditions, metabolic / endocrine diseases, cardiovascular diseases, obesity, HIV infections, tuberculosis, chronic respiratory diseases, kidney disorders, diseases hepatobiliary and immunocompromised condition due to disease or treatment.
The requirements for the vaccination of minors with comorbidities in Taguig are:
1. TRACE and QR Code recording
2. Proof of Identity – a valid ID, or other government issued ID:
a. Minor child – indicating age
3. Medical certificate based on DOH format provided in link: https://bit.ly/MedicalCertificationforPediatricA3
4. Proof of parentage – minors must be accompanied by their parents / guardians on the day of their vaccination.
– Birth certificate (from the Philippine Statistics Authority or Local Civil Registrar. If the birth certificate is not available, the following is accepted:
– Baptismal certificate
– School identity card or any school record bearing the name of the child and his parent / guardian
– Barangay certification indicating that the parent / guardian and the child are personally known to the President of Barangay
– Philhealth, SSS, GSIS forms with name of parent / guardian and child
– Special notarized power of attorney
– Affidavit of guardianship or court guardianship decree
– Any other public document bearing the name of the child and the parent / guardian
The task force said that Taguig vaccination sites will not accept walk-in vaccinations for minors and that all minors between the ages of 12 and 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian on day of vaccination.
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