OLONGAPO CITY – Some 1,057 children aged 12 to 17 have already received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in the city during its recent mass pediatric immunizations.
According to data from the City Health Office on Wednesday (November 10), 350 of these minors have comorbidities and were prioritized during the inoculation held at the James L. Gordon Memorial Hospital on November 4 and 9.
The remaining 707 children with no existing disease belong to the rest of the population and received the vaccine at a separate vaccination site inside a shopping mall here on November 9.
Healthcare workers administered the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to young recipients.
As of Wednesday, the city had already fully vaccinated 60,345 of its residents while 157,360 were still awaiting their second dose of vaccine.
The city must vaccinate 182,000 residents or 70 percent of its 260,000 residents to achieve herd immunity against the viral disease.
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