Army continues COVID-19 pediatric vaccination drive

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The Philippine Army, through the Army General Hospital (AGH), continued its COVID-19 pediatric vaccination drive for children aged 5 to 11 years old from July 14 to 15, 2022, in line with the national government’s efforts to expand the country’s vaccination coverage.

A total of 80 children aged 5 to 11 years old received their primary dose in the two-day pediatric vaccination drive, the third installment of AGH’s inoculation efforts for military dependents.

AGH Commanding Officer Col. Jonna D. Dalaguit who is a pediatrician, said in an earlier interview that the vaccination drive will significantly reduce symptomatic and severe COVID-19 infections among the pediatric population aged 5 to 11 years old.

“Vaccines are the best preventive medicine to protect children from possible COVID-19 infection,” Col. Dalaguit said as she assured parents of the safety and efficacy of the vaccine.

“It’s not only the adults who should be protected against COVID-19. Our children are also at risk for infection,” the AGH Commanding Officer remarked. — PA

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