Frenchlyn Del Corro
Manila, Philippines – Iminungkahi ng Philippine Medical Association (PMA) sa gobyerno na magkaroon ng schedule ng National COVID-19 Vaccination Days para sa mga batang nasa edad lima hanggang 11.
Ito ang giit ni PMA president Dr. Benito Atienza sa pag-arangkada ng COVID-19 vaccination sa nasabing age group sa Pebrero 4.
Sa ngayong tanging COVID-19 vaccine brand na Pfizer-BioNTech ang papayagang maiturok sa mga bata.
“We had a townhall meeting with the Health department and health workers, including doctors, in Southern Tagalong yesterday. We are hoping that there will be National Vaccination Days for this age group so the parents can accompany their children in vaccination centers,” paliwanag ni Atienza sa Laging Handa briefing.
“We really need more spacious vaccination centers for these children because children of this age group have the tendency to have a short attention span. It would be best if there is a video they can watch while they wait for their turn.”
Dagdag pa nito, dapat paigtingin ang information drive sa kaligtasan at epekto ng mga bakuna lalo na sa magulang ng mga matuturukan.
“We should strengthen the information drive because there are parents who are still hesitant to have their children vaccinated,” lahad ni Atienza.
Sinabi rin ng opisyal na dapat gawing weekends ang COVID-19 National Vaccination Days.
“We hope it will be done on Saturdays so the parents and guardians will have the time to bring their children to the vaccination areas.” RNT/FGDC