5,000 minors register for COVID vaccination in San Juan


Posted at Oct 20 2021 07:25 AM

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At least 5,000 minors ages 12-17 have registered for COVID-19 vaccination in San Juan, Mayor Francis Zamora said Wednesday. 

Speaking to TeleRadyo, Zamora said the city will prioritize minors with comorbidities for the vaccination starting Friday. The list of comorbidities are as follows:

  • Medical complexity
  • Genetic conditions
  • Neurologic conditions
  • Metabolic/ endocrine
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Obesity
  • HIV infection
  • Tuberculosis
  • Chronic respiratory disease
  • Renal disorders
  • Hepatobiliary

"This will be the test run of our city. Once this is successful, mag uumpisa na rin sa ibang 12-17. This will be a very controlled setting," he said. 

He noted that COVID-19 infections in the city dropped 80 percent, from 1,123 cases last September 16 to 225 cases as of October 19.