12.7 million children eyed in nationwide Covid-19 vaccination

Rollout for minors starts Nov. 3

The nationwide rollout of coronavirus vaccination for children aged 12 to 17 years old will start on November 3, the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed on Wednesday.In a statement, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, the only shots granted an emergency use authorization for the age group, would be used for the rollout.

“Further details and the guidelines with regard to the nationwide expansion of pediatric vaccination will be released once finalized,” she said.Read More

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