Two more Metro Manila hospitals join pilot run of COVID-19 vaccination for minors

Nurse Alexie Turla collects used vials of the Russia-made Sputnik V vaccine after being used for inoculation day at the Makati Coliseum on Tuesday, May 3, 2021.  (File photo by GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE / Philippines Daily Inquirer)

MANILA, Philippines — Two more hospitals in Metro Manila have joined the pilot COVID-19 vaccination of minors aged 12 to 17, bringing the number of sites for the rollout to eight, Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., the national vaccine manager, said Wednesday in a taped briefing with President Rodrigo Duterte

Galvez presented to the president the following as the sites for the initial roll out of COVID-19 vaccination of minors:


  • National Children’s Hospital
  • Philippine Heart Center
  • Pasig City Children’s Hospital
  • Fe Del Mundo Medical Center
  • Philippine General Hospital
  • Makati Medical Center
  • St. Luke’s Medical Center in Taguig City
  • Philippine Children’s Medical Center

The two hospitals added to the initial list of

six sites

were Makati Medical Center and St. Luke’s Medical Center.

“Our all-experts group chose to conduct the vaccination in hospitals so that we can immediately take action should they experience adverse effects,” Galvez said in Filipino.

“Initially, there were six hospitals listed here. But now all hospitals want to join. Even Iloilo and Cebu want to join the pilot project,” he added.

The pilot COVID-19 vaccination of minors will start on

Oct. 15



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