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LIST: Minors With These Conditions are Priority for COVID Vaccines

Heads up, parents.
by Pia Regalado
Oct 4, 2021
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The Department of Health on Monday listed down the 11 comorbidities that will qualify those aged 12-17 for the government's pilot vaccination program for minors.

The list came from the Philippine Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, according to Health Usec. Maria Rosario Vergeire.

Children with these comorbidities are among the first ones to get vaccinated in their age group:

1. Medical Complexity
2. Genetic conditions
3. Neurologic conditions
4. Metabolic/ endocrine
5. Cardiovascular disease
6. Obesity
7. HIV infection
8. Tuberculosis
9. Chronic respiratory disease
10. Renal disorders
11. Hepatobiliary

Children who want to receive the jab need clearance from their doctor, parents' informed consent and children's assent.

READ:

Kids with Comorbidities are First to Get COVID Vaccines, Says DOH

Here are the Hospitals for Pilot COVID Vaccination of Kids, Teens

At least six hospitals will be used for the pilot COVID-19 vaccination for children, according to vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr.

Several cities in Metro Manila already opened its registration for vaccination for minors. Check out this list for more details.

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