It looks like Bacolod City is headed for another record-breaking output as the local government resumed yesterday its pediatric vaccination campaign conducted simultaneously in three vaccination centers.
Dr. Chris Sorongon, deputy for medical, data analysis and management of the Emergency Operations Center-Task Force (EOC-TF), said that a total of 920 minors, aged 12 to 17, were administered Pfizer jabs at the Riverside Medical Center Inc. (RMCI), SMX Convention Center and Ayala Malls Capitol Central sites.
About 300 teeners with comorbidities were inoculated at the RMCI on top of 300 more vaccinees at the SMX of SM City Mall and 320 at Ayala Malls from the general pediatric population, Sorongon said.
“It’s a very encouraging turnout. And I cannot overemphasize the fact that this is the result of the hard work of our medical frontliners and volunteers,” Mayor Evelio Leonardia said.
On Friday, Oct. 29, Bacolod’s EOC-TF and COVID Vaccination Council, vaxxed 266 minors with comorbidities at the RMCI.
It turned out to be the highest number of vaccinees nationwide in the maiden run of the pediatric A3 vaccination program, the Department of Health said.
Meanwhile, teeners with comorbidities can still get their jabs at Riverside today. The vaccination runs from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sorongon said.
The SMX and Ayala Malls vaccination starts at 10:00 a.m. and closes at 6:00 p.m., from Mondays to Sundays, he added.
Vaccinees from the general pediatric population, Sorongon continued, are required to bring their birth certificates and proof of filiation.
Those with comorbidities must present their medical certificates, while accompanying patents or guardians must show any government-issued identification cards, he said.
The more common comorbidities among Bacolod minors, who received vaccines, include bronchial asthma, seizure disorders, spectrum of autism disorders and ADHD.
Others have cardio-vascular diseases, congenital heart disorders and endocrine disorders, among others. the EOC executive said./WDJ