The Department of Health (DOH) will conduct a three-day Covid-19 vaccination drive across the country in December to increase the booster uptake and inoculation rate among Filipino children.

DOH officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergeire said the department will focus on kids aged five to 11, as well as those who haven’t received their first booster dose. 

“We have this coming December 5 to 7 the Bakunahang Bayan. Ito po ay mangyayari na lahat po, buong bansa, ay magkakaron nitong effort na ito. It’s a national activity kung saan we will focus more on our children 5 to 11 years old, at saka ‘yung atin pong mga mag re-receive ng first boosters,” Vergeire said at a press conference.

Vergeire noted that the government is strengthening its coordination with other organizations and stakeholders, including the Chinese community, malls, fast food restaurants, and private physicians to motivate their patients to receive their vaccines. 

Ronald Espartinez