A total of 23,727 minors with comorbidities aged 12 to 17 have been vaccinated against COVID-19, the Department of Health (DOH) reported Thursday.
Health Undersecretary Myrna Cabotaje said the DOH also recorded 25 adverse events, of which three were serious.
“‘Yung nag severe allergy, ‘yung tinatawag natin anaphylaxis that will require injection… I think one or two required some oxygen… some were rushed to hospitals,” Cabotaje said during the DOH’s Kapihan Session.
?(There was a severe allergy, what we call anaphylaxis that will require injection… I think one or two required some oxygen [while] some were rushed to the hospitals.)
“I think one or two had a private physician o ‘yung magulang niya doctor so after the initial response, minanage sa bahay,” she added.
(I think one or two had a private physician or their parent was a doctor so after the initial response, they were managed at home.)
Cabotaje said some who were brought to the hospital were discharged after one or two days.
“‘Yung ibang kaso mild allergy, may kaunting rashes, may kaunting sakit sa injection site (Some of the cases had mild allergies, rashes, soreness on the injection site), but many of these… immunization-related anxiety response,” she said.
Galvez earlier said the country is looking to finish the vaccination minors by December this year to protect them from severe COVID-19 infection.
“By December, ang target po natin ma-vaccinate at least 80% of the target population with two doses,” Cabotaje said.
(By December, our target is to vaccinate at least 80% of the target population with two doses.)
The National Task Force Against COVID-19 said the Philippines is expecting to vaccinate around 12.7 million adolescents aged 12 to 17.
The Philippines has logged 2,765,672 COVID-19 cases.—AOL, GMA News