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Lawmaker to colleges, LGUs: Put together for rollout of COVID booster shot for minors aged 12-17


(REUTERS file photograph)

  

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Sherwin Gatchalian on Friday urged native authorities items (LGUs) and colleges to arrange for the rollout of the COVID-19 booster shot for minors underneath the 12 to 17 age group.

“That is to make sure environment friendly identification, inoculation, and monitoring of learners who’re eligible to obtain COVID-19 vaccines and booster doses,” Gatchalian stated in an announcement.

The Division of Well being (DOH) earlier accepted the administration of the booster dose in opposition to COVID-19 to minors aged 12 to 17.

Gatchalian identified that the booster shot will give the minors one other layer of safety because the Division of Training (DepEd) eyes the complete resumption of face-to-face lessons in August.

The senator additionally underscored that minors have to be protected amid a rise in new COVID-19 circumstances nationwide.

Sherwin Gatchalian on education during pandemic

Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian (Senate PRIB file photograph / Albert Calvelo)

“Ngayong makakatanggap na ng mga booster photographs ang ating mga menor de edad o ‘yong mga nasa edad na 12 hanggang 17, dapat nang maghanda ang mga lokal na pamahalaan at mga paaralan upang maging maayos ang ating sistema ng pagbabakuna,” the senator stated.

(Now that minors aged 12 to 17 can obtain booster photographs, the native authorities and colleges should put together for a easy, orderly vaccination system.)

“Mahalagang gawin natin ang lahat ng hakbang upang matiyak natin ang kaligtasan ng ating mga mag-aaral sa kanilang pagbabalik sa face-to-face lessons,” he added.

(It will be important for to hold out measures that may  guarantee the security of our college students as they return to their face-to-face lessons.) – Iliana Padigos, INQUIRER.web intern

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