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Philippines starts vaccinating children aged 5 to 11

08.02.2022 44 просмотров

The first vaccination of the child in the presence of journalists was made by the Minister of Health of the Republic.


Philippine authorities began immunizing children aged 5 to 11 against coronavirus on Monday. Francisco Duque, Minister of Health of the Republic Francisco Duque.

Vaccination of this age category began in Manila, as well as in the regions of Central Luzon and Calabarzon. Meanwhile, nationwide immunization is scheduled for February 14. The government expects to vaccinate up to 15 million children.

To be vaccinated, parents must register their children in advance. Individuals with comorbidities must provide a health certificate prior to immunization. However, other children are examined before vaccination. The Ministry of Health uses 10 mcg of Pfizer vaccine, which is the only vaccine that has received emergency use approval from the Philippine regulator for vaccinating children aged 5 to 11 years.

After the injection, children are monitored by specialists for 30 minutes if they will cause allergic reactions, and 15 minutes if they are not. According to doctors, the most common minor adverse reactions children experience are dizziness, pain at the injection site, fever, headache, and increased blood pressure. On November 3, 2021, vaccination of persons aged 12 to 17 years began in the republic. At the moment, 6.28 million children of this age category have been vaccinated in the country.

On January 30, 2020, the Philippines, whose population exceeds 109 million people, revealed the first case of coronavirus infection. The total number of infected people in the republic has already exceeded 3.61 million, more than 3.44 million people have recovered, 54.5 thousand patients have died. At the moment, 59.8 million people have been fully vaccinated in the country.

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