Friday vaccination in public schools begin

The Vaccination Cluster in coordination with the Department of Education 11 (DepEd) 11 is resumed vaccination activities in public schools every Friday.

“Ang among sked sa DepEd every Friday naay vaccination sa ilahang schools. Kay kada district naa may eskwelahan ug naa pud vaccination cluster so ang mahitabo ana mu-schedule lang sila sa among vaccination team sa Friday ug muadto na pud ang team sa eskwelahan. Mao na ni nasabutan sa DepEd last week,” said Dr. Josephine Villafuerte, head of the Davao City Covid-19 Task Force, over Davao City Disaster Radio (DCDR) on Tuesday.

Villafuerte reminded that parental consent is still needed for the vaccination.

“Dili man ginaingon nga wala natay Covid naa gihapon ang virus apan mild lang labi na kung vaccinated,” she said.

She said that for 12 to 17 years old, they are already providing booster shots not just Pfizer vaccines but Sinovac as well. Administering Sinovac vaccines started last week.

“Lahi ang dosaging but same ang vaccine. Daghan mga bata naghulat sa Sinovac,” she said.

The Vaccination Cluster is also intensifying vaccination rollout to 5 to 11 years old.

Dr. Michelle Schlosser, spokesperson of the Davao City Covid-19 Task Force, earlier reminded the parents to have their children vaccinated amid the recent deaths of two kids, who were among the nine unvaccinated mortality in Davao City due to Covid-19 from October 23 to 29, 2022.

She said that of the 10 recorded deaths, one belonged to the five to 11 age group while another was from the 12 to 17 age bracket – all eligible for the government’s free anti-COVID-19 vaccination program.

She added that the other eight came from the vulnerable sector of senior citizens – seven of whom were unvaccinated while the other one received the primary two-dose series but without booster shots.

Schlosser also rebuked some people’s claims that children have strong immunity and are not susceptible to Covid-19.

“Dili tinuod na ang mga bata dili maigo og Covid-19. Ang atong datos shows even young ones nga ginatuuhan nga maayo ang immune system pwede nila ikamatay ang virus, labi na mga bataa ni nga wala gyud nagpabakuna,” she said.

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