Bacolodnons urged to register for vaxxing of kids aged 5 to 11

BACOLOD CITY – The city government here is urging residents to register their children aged 5 to 11 for vaccination against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

In a statement on Monday, the Emergency Operations Center Task Force (EOC-TF) said they are preparing to vaccinate children under this age group and master listing is ongoing.

EOC-TF executive director Em Ang, who also sits as coordinator of the city's Covid-19 Vaccination Council (CoVac), said they are awaiting the go-signal from the Department of Health (DOH) for the rollout.

In December last year, the country's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted an emergency use authorization for Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine for children 5 to 11 years old.

Those who want to register children 5 to 11 years old for vaccination may log on to:

Meanwhile, Ang said the city’s vaccination rate continues to increase after surpassing the 410,00 target eligible population on the first week of January.

“We have increasing vaccination rate, with the booster doses and those who are still getting their first dose. We are averaging 6,000 to 8,000 (administered doses) per day. We continue to reach out to those still unvaccinated,” she added.

Covid-19 vaccines are available for those going for either the first, second, or booster doses in various shopping malls, bus terminals, quick service restaurant branches, barangay gymnasiums, and covered courts.

The city’s vaccination campaign also includes the redeployment of the "Vax-i bus" to conduct mobile vaccination in various public markets and other identified areas. (PNA)