Bulacan malls join ‘Resbakuna Kids’, 1,562 children inoculated

A total of 1,562 children were inoculated as SM City Baliwag, SM City San Jose Del Monte (SJDM) and SM City Marilao joined the nationwide ‘Resbakuna Kids’ vaccination drive as the malls became the official venue for the inoculation of children aged 5-11 years old.

SM City Baliwag on Monday started the pilot vaccination activity led by the respective health offices with support from the local government units (LGU)s.

“Today is a special milestone, especially for the kids of Bulacan. They have an added 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.

According to Nica Baldeo-Cunan, mall media relation officer, to make vaccination fun for kids, SM City Baliwag transformed the mall vaccination site into a country farm-themed venue, equipped with kid-friendly areas for screening, registration, vaccination, observation and monitoring as well as the other malls

“We are happy to welcome kids here at the mall and be part of their journey as they take a step towards being protected against the COVID 19 virus. As always, we at SM will give our utmost support by keeping our venues open for vaccination drives like this” shares SM City Baliwag Mall Manager Rodora Tolentino.

SM City Baliwag in its pilot vaccination activity have inoculated at least 500 pre-registered children aged 5-11.

On the other hand, to make kids feel a lot more comfortable while vaccination is ongoing, SM City SJDM who have inoculated some 962 children from February 21-28 have partnered with mall tenants for treats and deals they can avail, such as freebies and discount coupons, as well as free play from amusement tenants.

There were at least 100 children inoculated during the ‘Resbakuna Kids’ pilot vaccination drive at SM City Marilao led by the Municipal Health Office and the LGU last February 14.

Meanwhile, minors’ vaccination for 5 to 11 years old is slated at SM Center Pulilan on March 2.

For children with health risks, the guardian/parents are encouraged to secure clearance from their kids’ doctors first before getting them vaccinated. They would also need to bring valid ID cards or documents with photos of their children instead of a birth certificate. Consent forms, assent forms, and health declaration forms will also be made available on site.