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  • Writer's pictureMenchie Kinao

Baguio opens COVID-19 jab registration for teens

Baguio City, Philippines – Upon approval of the COVID-19 Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) and Department of Health (DOH), the local government of Baguio City is eyeing a rollout of a vaccination program for individuals aged 12 to 14, November this year.

Mayor Benjamin Magalong disclosed this through the city’s information office in a press release.

The registration for the inoculation of minors belonging to said age group will commence on October 22, 2021, through Interested individuals are encouraged to visit the website and wait for further announcements.

The registration was announced yesterday, 4 days after the registration for 15 to 17 years old was opened and is still ongoing.

As of October 18, 2021, a total of 173,051 individuals, or 61.58% of the eligible population, are already fully vaccinated.

As the city nears achieving its target for the eligible population, COVID-19 active cases dropped from 4,700 to 1,600 in the last two weeks.

According to Magalong, if the COVID-19 cases continue to go down, the city may begin allowing non-essential travel next week for fully vaccinated persons only.


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