Manila Opens COVID-19 Vaccine Registration to 12 to 17 Year-Olds

Minors can save a spot in the line.
Photo/s: Manila PIO

Minors aged 12 to 17 years old residing in Manila can register for the COVID-19 jab, Mayor Isko Moreno said Friday as the national government eyes the expansion of the immunization program to minors.

The Food and Drug Administration last week cleared Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use on minors aged 12 to 17 as more young people get infected with coronavirus.

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Moreno said the registration would proceed even if it was still unclear when the national government would allow the administration of vaccines for this certain age group.

Sign-ups will save a slot for minors once authorities clear the vaccine for administration to the age group. Those interested may sign-up online, which allows applicants born as late as 2009 to submit a form.

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