Army continues Covid-19 pediatric vaccination drive

Army continues Covid-19 pediatric vaccination drive

By Arwen Pascua

MANILA — The Philippine Army, through the Army General Hospital (AGH), continued its Covid-19 pediatric vaccination drive for children aged 5 to 11 years old on July 14 to 15, 2022, in line with the national government’s efforts to expand the country’s vaccination coverage.

A total of 80 children aged 5 to 11 years old received their primary dose in the two-day pediatric vaccination drive, the third installment of AGH’s inoculation efforts for military dependents.

AGH Commanding Officer Col. Jonna D. Dalaguit who is a pediatrician, said in an earlier interview that the vaccination drive will significantly reduce symptomatic and severe Covid-19 infections among the pediatric population aged 5 to 11 years old.

“Vaccines are the best preventive medicine to protect children from possible Covid-19 infection,” Col. Dalaguit said as she assured parents of the safety and efficacy of the vaccine. “It’s not only the adults who should be protected against Covid-19. Our children are also at risk for infection,” the AGH Commanding Officer remarked. (ai/mtvn)

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