Navotas aims to vaccinate all eligible minors by year-end
Navotas aims to vaccinate all eligible minors by year-end
Navotas aims to vaccinate all eligible minors by year-end
by John Dexter Tilo09 December 2021
Photo courtesy of Navotas Public Information Office Facebook page.

Navotas City is rushing to vaccinate all minors aged 12 to 17 years old before the end of the year, according to Mayor Toby Tiangco, in a bid to expand face-to-face classes to include more students.

Tiangco told DZRH that 90% of their minors are already vaccinated, or an estimated 18,000 out of about 20,000 individuals aged 12 to 17 years old.

"Ang gusto sana namin ma-100% 'yan, para at least yung 12 to 17 maka-request na po tayo sa DOH [Department of Health] saka sa DepEd [Department of Education] na yung 12 to 17 na bakunado maka-face-to-face [classes]," he said.

(We are hoping to reach 100% for that, so at least those aged 12 to 17, we can make a request to the DOH and DepEd that those vaccinated can join face-to-face [classes].)


There are currently two schools operating in-person classes, according to Tiangco, which are not yet including elementary students because they are not yet eligible for the vaccines.

He previously said in a statement that if the pilot run of both schools goes well, it would be expanded to other schools in the city.

"Kapag naging maganda ang resulta ng pilot implementation na ito, maaring sumunod nang makabalik sa kanilang mga paaralan ang iba pang kabataang Navoteno," he said on Facebook.

(If the results of the pilot implementation are good, then other Navoteno youth can join them in returning to school.)


As of December 8, 186,776 individuals have received their first dose of the COVID-19 jabs, while 165,487 are fully immunized. A total of 4,541 people also received their booster shots, according to the Navotas City Public Information Office.

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