Davao City to expand pediatric vaccination to barangays in November

THE Davao City Government is targeting to expand its pediatric vaccination to ages 12 to 17 years old with comorbidities in other barangays this month.

Covid-19 Task Force Spokesperson Dr. Michelle Schlosser said in a radio interview on Wednesday, November 3, that the tentative date is on November 8, when the vaccination for these age groups will now be conducted at the city’s vaccination hubs.

“We are also looking into mahatag siya sa (rolling out the vaccines to the) community kasi naa uban na dili kaadto og hospital, or mahadlok sila og adto sa hospital (because there are some vaccinees who cannot visit or who is afraid in visiting their nearest hospitals),” Schlosser said in an interview on 87.5 FM Davao City Disaster Radio.

She said they are still finalizing the guidelines and logistics for the expanded vaccination for minors with underlying medical conditions.

As of now, she urged the parents and guardians of the prioritized pediatric vaccinees not to line up in the vaccination sites and wait for the city’s announcement when they will be catered.

In addition, the city has yet to wait for the guidelines on the vaccination for the pediatric age with no comorbidities.

Meanwhile, Schlosser reminded the parents to register for the Covid-19 vaccination of the pediatric age group via Safe Davao QR (DQR) Code.

The DQR registration for the said age group was announced on Monday, November 1, 2021.

In a Facebook post, the City Government advised that those belonging to this pediatric age group must register through the DQR website: profiles.safe-davao.com.

To verify the provided information in the registration, registrants must include their valid student ID and birth certificate from the Philippine Statistics Authority.

Schlosser advised them to select Pediatric A3 in the registration.

“Why do we need DQR sa atong (in our) vaccination? Kasi kung kinahanglan nato og mga (Because if we need) vaccination certificate, it will be easy for them na makakuha og certificate kasi auto-generated atoang vaccination certificate if naa ta (to claim their certificate because our vaccination certificate is auto-generated if they have an) existing DQR,” she said.

The pediatric vaccination among children aged between 12 to 17 years old with existing health conditions, who belong to the A3 priority list, kicked off on Friday, October 29 at the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC).

Aside from SPMC, the vaccination for the Pediatric A3 group will also be rolled out at the Metro Davao Medical and Research Center and the Seamen’s Hospital in R. Castillo.

Other hospitals in the region that will also be rolling out the vaccines for the Pediatric A3 group are Davao del Sur Provincial Hospital, Davao Regional Medical Center, Davao De Oro Provincial Hospital, and Davao Oriental Provincial Medical Center.

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SunStar Davao is Davao City's most sought after community content provider in both print and online. It is part of the SunStar news network in the Philippines. Sun.Star Davao started as a bi-weekly newspaper Peryodiko Dabaw in December 1985 by Elpidio G. Damaso as the so-called alternative press during the end days of the Marcos dictatorship. It started publishing five times a week the following year and was relaunched as Ang Peryodiko Dabaw on September 7, 1987, marking the entry of new investors and its use of desktop publishing, while its Davao City competitors were still using letterpress.

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