COVID-19 Vaccination Drive for Children and Adolescents in Full Swing at BRTTH
The Bicol Regional Training and Teaching Hospital (BRTTH) is already vaccinating children aged 12 to 17 years old in support of the Department of Health (DOH) nationwide kick-off of COVID-19 vaccination for minors. Accompanied by their parents, a total of 302 minors took their first jab of Moderna Vaccine on November 12-13, 2021 at the BRTTH-Patient Support Services Building (PSSB); this December, they are already receiving their second jab.
Meanwhile, adults are still encouraged to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to protect children at home and help achieve herd immunity. The institution also re-emphasized the importance of vaccines in reducing the risk of severe illnesses brought by SARS-CoV-2, along with strong obedience to safety protocols and preventive measures being implemented to protect ourselves and those around us.
The vaccination program for children and adolescents is the fourth wave of vaccination roll-outs at BRTTH, which began with the immunization of healthcare workers and front-liners in March 2021, followed by senior citizens and adults with co-morbidities in May, and the vaccination of adult household members of BRTTH employees in July and August. Along with pediatric vaccinations, booster doses are also being administered to those who received their second dose of vaccines six or more months ago.
A BRTTH Healthcare Worker explains the Moderna Vaccine to a young girl and her adult companion during the pediatric vaccination held on November 12, 2021.
A member of the BRTTH vaccination team provides a vaccinee with health teaching and care instructions for possible side-effects.