DOH Issues Guidelines for COVID-19 Vaccination of Children Ages 5-11

Here are the guidelines for vaccination of children ages 5-11

DOH – The Department of Health has issued guidelines for the vaccination of children ages 5-11 against coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19.

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The country is set to start the inoculation rollout for children ages 5-11 this coming Friday, February 4, 2022.

In line with the upcoming vaccination, the health department has released some reminders for parents or guardians for the inoculation of kids aged 5-11.

According to Health Undersecretary Myrna Cabotaje, there would be no separate vaccination for children who have a comorbidity, unlike the 12-17 rollout.

However, they must present a medical certificate to clear them for inoculation.

“Hindi kagaya noong 12 to 17 na nauna ang may comorbidity, gusto natin na mabilis ang bakunahan, kaya pagsasabayin natin ang pagbabakuna ng may comorbidity at mga walang comorbidity,” she explained.

She added that there will be 32 sites in Metro Manila for the rollout with each locality having 1 to 3 vaccination centers.

On the other hand, Central Luzon and Calabarzon will have at least 2 hospitals for the vaccination rollout.

Meanwhile, here are the reminders for parents or guardians regarding the vaccination of children ages 5-11 as per the report of ABS-CBN News.

  • Bring the child’s birth certificate or any document proving the person accompanying the child is a guardian or parent.
  • If a child does not have a birth certificate or ID, a witness form signed by the barangay center proving affiliation will be required.
  • Children ages 7 to 11 will be given consent forms
  • The interval for the second dose will be 21 days
  • Children will be immunized using a specific formulation of Pfizer. The FDA earlier said the dosage for children is 10 micrograms.

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