A TOTAL of 21,566 children aged 5-11 years old in Ilocos received their first dose of COVID vaccine during the week-long “Bayanihan, Bakunahan – Kids ang Bida” event held from February 14- 18.
Department of Health Ilocos Regional Director Paula Paz Sydiongco said that the pediatric vaccination will continue to be conducted in designated vaccination sites until all target children has been given their first dose of Pfizer vaccine.
The regional health office targeted 25,000 out of the total 73,133 children aged 5-11 years old in Region 1.
Pangasinan province has the most number of vaccinated children, with 8,922; followed by Ilocos Norte, with 4,586 doses administered; Ilocos Sur, with 3,835; La Union – 2,775; and Dagupan, with 1,448.
Among the top five municipalities that recorded the most number of doses administered are Dingras, Ilocos Norte, with 1,811 doses given followed by Urdaneta, Pangasinan, with 1,752 ; Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, 1,690; San Fernando City, La Union – 1,672 and Vigan City, Ilocos Sur, with 1,550. “Sa mga magulang na may anak na edad 5-11 years old ay magpunta lamang sa pinakamalapit na vaccination site sa inyong lugar. Tuluy-tuloy po ang pamimigay ng bakuna sa mga bata. Ito po ay safe, libre at ma kapagbibigay ng proteksiyon laban sa Covid virus,”Sydiongco said.