The Las Piñas City government prepared a Safari and Toy Carnival-inspired themes at vaccination sites for the COVID-19 jabs to children aged 5 to 11-years-old on Tuesday (Feb. 8).
Mayor Imelda Aguilar said vaccination site at SM Center prepared the Safari-inspired theme while at The Tent, the Toy Carnival theme was made to lighten the mood of children while waiting for their turn to be vaccinated.
According to Aguilar, there will also be a film showing for kids for them to learn the importance of getting the jab against COVID-19.
Aguilar said aside from the film showing on the importance of getting vaccinated, they had also prepared cartoons show for kids in order for them not to get bored.
The mayor added that SM Center will be giving coloring materials together with bags of candies coming from the city government while at The Tent, balloons and cotton candies will likewise be distributed to the kids.
Aguilar said the city government targets to inoculate around 1,500 to 2,000 kids per day.
Meanwhile, Vice-Mayor April Aguilar who will personally supervise the activities at the vaccination sites for the children said representatives from the Department of Health (DOH) namely Dr. Aleli Grace Sudiacal, Asst. Regl. Director and Dr. Ara Jurao Infectious Diseases Cluster Head praised the cleanliness and orderliness of the vaccination sites prepared by the city government.
The vice-mayor said since the start of the online registration of “Bakunahan sa Kabataan” program was announced on Jan. 29, the City Health Office (CHO) had already recorded a total of 11,246 registrants on Feb. 7 out of more than 79,000 population.
Aguilar added that once the number of the registrants increases, more vaccination sites will be added by the city government.