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Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Tandag City launches pediatric vaccination 

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur -- The city government of Tandag on Tuesday successfullylaunched the pediatric vaccination for children aged 5-11 years old.

Dubbed 'Resbakuna Kids: Pediatric Vaccination', the pediatric vaccination site at Telaje Covered Court, this city, was transformed into a kiddie fair. Kids waiting to get vaccinated were entertained with mascots and their favorite TV shows. Cotton candy, ice cream, and meals were provided at the food station. A photobooth was also set up in the area, where children were able to take pictures that served as their souvenir from the jab. Kids were then given balloons after receiving their jab. 

Mayor Roxanne Pimentel, together with Vice Mayor Eleanor Momo and City Health Officer Dr. Ruth Arraz led the launch, witnessed by Department of Health (DOH)-Caraga assistant regional director Dr. Saidaila Raki-in; DOH representative Dr. Redentor Dela Cruz; Provincial DOH Office representative Faith Opada; Provincial Health Officer Dr. Eric Montesclaros; CLGOO Olivia Bagasbas; Sangguniang Panlungsod Members Tata Perez, Denden Tan, and Vicky Avila; and punong barangays  Kharin Momo of Barangay Telaje, Rocky Roger Pimentel of Barangay Mabua, and Sheila May Perez of Barangay Maticdum.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Eric Montesclaros said a total of 127 children received their first dose during the launching. (LGU-Tandag/PIA-Surigao del Sur)