Angeles administers booster shots to kids aged 12-17
The Angeles City government has started administering booster shots to children aged 12 to 17 beginning August 8 in the city’s six Rural Health Units.
Under the directive of Angeles City Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr., a meeting was held in preparation for the booster shot vaccination presided by Chief Adviser IC Calaguas, also the chief implementer of the city government’s vaccination program.
Calaguas said Lazatin wants the booster vaccination for minors to be more accessible, following the guidelines set by the Department of Health.
In fact, there will be assigned doctors, nurses, health workers from City Health Office led by Dr. Verona Guevarra and support staff from Gender and Development Office headed by Mina Cabiles; City Social Welfare and Development Office headed by Edna Duaso; Rodolfo Simeon and personnel from Angeles City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office; Office for Senior Citizen Affairs led by Eduardo Torres; Angeles City Tourism Auxiliary headed by Michael Lising in the RHUs to ensure the vaccination’s smooth flow.
City Health Officer Dr. Guevarra said eligible minors for the booster shots are those who are fully vaccinated already for five months.
According to the guidelines, upon booster vaccination, the minor, accompanied by his parents or legal guardian, should present his/her vaccination card.
The parents/legal guardian meanwhile should bring their valid government issued ID indicating residency in the city as well as proof of filiation such as birth certificate and baptismal certificate which are certified by the Philippine Statistics Authority or Local Civil Registrar, the guidelines added.
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