The Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila advises its students below 18 years old that they may receive their free COVID-19 vaccine doses in six public hospitals in the City of Manila beginning Thursday, November 4, 2021.
Minors may receive their vaccine shots at the Justice Jose Abad Santos General Hospital in Binondo, Sta. Ana Hospital, the Ospital ng Maynila along Roxas Boulevard, Ospital ng Sampaloc, Ospital ng Tondo, and the Gat Andres Bonifacio Hospital also located in Tondo.
The vaccination sites are open from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. Each hospital can administer 500 vaccine doses to minors daily, according to the City Government of Manila.
The national government recently allowed local government units to proceed with the vaccination of all minors aged 12-17.
They will either receive Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, with the two doses to be administered four weeks apart.
As minors, the students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to the vaccination site to provide consent. They should also bring a proof of identity, such as birth or baptismal certificate, school ID, or any valid ID. Those with comorbidities are advised to bring a medical certificate.
“We encourage members of the PLM community, including our dear students, to get vaccinated to boost their protection against COVID-19. This will take us closer to returning to face-to-face learning, one jab at a time,” University President Emmanuel Leyco said.
All minors and their companions must wear face masks and face shields at all times at the vaccination site.