October 2, 2023

The number of children vaccinees under the five to 11 years age group is steadily climbing since Feb. 14.
Data from the Baguio City Health Services Office (CHSO) showed 272 children were vaccinated on Feb. 14; 495 on Feb. 15; 741 on Feb. 16; and 954 on Feb. 17, which is an increase of 200 to 300 vaccinees a day. 
CHSO Head Rowena Galpo said the specially formulated vaccines for kids were granted Emergency Use Authorization by the Food and Drugs Administration.
The children’s vaccines consist of 0.2 mL, a formulation different from the adults’ vaccine concentration.
Galpo reminded parents and guardians to register their children at bakuna.baguio.gov.ph for a QR code to be presented during vaccination.
Identification documents, consent, and proof filiation of relationship between the child and parent/guardian should be presented at the vaccination site.
Filiation documents may be birth certificate, school, church, or other authenticated forms with names of the child and parent/guardian appearing on same documents.       
Parents are also urged to prepare and accompany their children through the process of registration, screening, informed consent processing, vaccination, and post-vaccination monitoring at the venue.
They should also be responsible in educating and communicating to their children that the vaccines are formulated for their safety.
The vaccine schedules for the adult population, 12 to 17, and five to 11 age groups can be viewed at the CHSO Facebook account. – Julie G. Fianza