Children below 12 years old are now eligible for the Pfizer vaccine since the government has approved it for emergency use, the Manila mayor announced on Friday.

Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” M. Domagoso said that parents should pre-register their children aged 5-11 years old on the Manila City COVID website.

“Please register your children so that the Manila Health Department can immediately call the first ones who registered,” Mr. Domagoso said in Filipino during a livestream.

Children aged 11-17 are currently being vaccinated, Mr. Domagoso added.

Recently, 9,476 more people from Manila have been vaccinated, bringing the total administered jabs to 3,006,071. Among the vaccine brands, Pfizer had the most doses administered in the city, including booster shots. — Jaspearl Emerald G. Tan