Negros Occidental Pediatric A3 vax drive starts Oct. 29, more sites to open

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The Negros Occidental provincial government will launch its mass vaccination of minors aged 12 to 17 years old with comorbidities under the Pediatric A3 category at the Teresita L. Jalandoni Provincial Hospital in Silay City starting 8 a.m. Friday, October 29.

“Our target is 300 children…If there are more, we can still go up to 500 on the same day,” Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said Thursday, October 28.

Pfizer vaccines recommended by the Department of Health (DOH) and the World Health Organization will be administered, he said.

Aside from the TLJPH, the provincial government will also vaccinate comorbid minors at the Lorenzo D. Zayco District Hospital in Kabankalan City and Cadiz District Hospital at dates to be announced later, Diaz added.

The DOH directive if for comorbid minors to be vaccinated at hospitals so they can be monitored, he said.

Local government units have been asked to submit the lists of their comorbid minors up for vaccination, Diaz said.

The adult companion of the minor must bring an identification card, proof of filiation, and the medical certificate of the child, he said.

The provincial government will also begin the mass vaccination of all minors aged 12 to 17 on February 3, he said, with details to be announced later.

Bacolod City’s Pediatric A3 vaccination will also kick off at the Riverside College at 8 a.m. Friday, and for all those aged 12 to 17 years old on November 3, Em Ang, City Emegency Operations Center executive director, said.

The following is the list of the minors who fall under the Pediatric A3 category:

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