MIAGAO, Iloilo – The Municipality of Miagao launched the COVID19 pediatric vaccination in a simple ceremony attended by some 100 vaccinee and their parents earlier today at the JRBB Hall.
Thereafter, the Municipal Health Office vaccination team headed by Municipal Health Officer Dr. Rhea Palacios begun giving children ages 12 to 17 vaccinations using the Pfizer pediatric vaccine to protect this group and prevent COVID19 from spreading further.
Dr. Palacios in her welcome remarks encouraged every minor in the community to get their vaccines whenever available as she assured that the Pfizer vaccines are safe for the younger age group. She emphasized that children has never been spared from the virus and vaccination is the key so Miagao can achieve herd immunity.
Mayor Macario Napulan on his part asked for the cooperation of all and avail of the vaccines that are now massively made available to every Miagaowanons. He noted that the MHO and Provincial Health Office have been working in tandem to vaccinate the majority and eventually achieve the much desired herd immunity.
The parents and the vaccinee alike responded positively to the initiative as they unendingly thanked the LGU and the MHO for the opportunity given to them as they emphasized that COVID19 pandemic impacted their social and educational development and to some has caused the lives of their loved ones.
Following the usual procedure of the vaccination, Dr. Palacios called on all interested minors to coordinate with their respective Baranagy Health Emergency Team (BHERTs) for pre-registration and schedule.