The City Health Office (CHO) started on Monday, February 21, the “Resbakuna Kids” vaccination program against Covid19 of children five to 11 years old.

San Jose Del Monte City Health Officer Dra. Roselle Tolentino led the launch of the program at SM City San Jose del Monte.

Along with the local government unit, CHO is encouraging parents to register their children in their own respective barangay health stations, as walk-ins at vaccination sites are not yet allowed.

The executive assistant to the local government of San Jose del Monte, Mr. Noli Concepcion, who is also a parent, said that health is wealth. “As a parent, the most important thing for us is the keep our children safe, so we should get them vaccinated,” he said, as he accompanied his nine-year old daughter to get inoculated.

On the other hand, to lessen the fear and nervousness the children may feel, SM City San Jose del Monte turned its vaccination area into a child-friendly, party-like place, decorated with colorful tarpaulins, balloons, and lanterns. On its first day, children were entertained by mascots and transformers before they underwent medical checkups and consultations.

“Today is a special milestone, especially for the kids of San Jose del Monte. They have added another layer of protection against the virus, and because of that, malling will be happier and a lot safer for them,” said SM Regional Manager Lea Sta. Ana.

Vaccination for aged five to 11 in SM City San Jose del Monte is located on the second floor, while the regular vaccination for the adult population and 12 to 17 years old will be relocated at Basement 1 starting March 1.