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Mayor Honey urges parents to have their kids jabbed for the holidays

Honey Lacuna
Mayor Honey Lacuna urges parents to have their children vaccinated already, in readiness for the holiday gatherings. (JERRY S TAN)

MANILA Mayor Honey Lacuna called on parents and guardians to have their kids vaccinated so that they will have protection in time for the holiday celebrations.

Thea mayor noted that the number of children belonging to the five to 11 years old age group and who have taken the shots is lower than expected.

The running total of such kids, she said, is only 153,810 and the latest two-week vaccination update for those in the said category is only two digits.

The total of vaccines administered to teens aged 12 to17 meanwhile, total 315,421.

“If you wll notice, mababa ang vaccination rate sa 15 to 11 years old kaya hinihikayat ko ang mga magulang, kung gusto n’yong ipasyal ang inyong mga tsikiting lalo na dahil magpa-Pasko, ibili sila ng bagong damit, sapatos at regalo, pabakunaham nuna natin sila nang sa gayun, kahit kayo mamasyal nang mamasyal, alam nating me proteksyon sila kahit paano sa COVID-19,” the lady mayor said.

Meanwhile, records show that there are still a good number of adults who are getting vaccinated for the first time.

On November 25 alone, the mayor noted that a total of 452 individuals availed of the first dose of vaccination.

She shared the good news though, that the number of adults who are taking the booster shots is going up based on records.

To date, the total vaccines already administered by the city government has already reached more than 3.8 million, which is way more than the city’s population of some two million.

Lacuna called on the residents to continue practicing the minimum health protocols, as she disclosed that the number of COVID cases in Manila is now on an upward trend.

“Sayang dahil napababa na natin ito dati. So,ibayong pag-iingat lang po,” she said.

Itchie G. Cabayan
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