Focus is on the vaccination of children aged five to 11 years old. When will their vaccination start? Should parents’ consent be mandatory? Read on for more guidance.

This early, the Department of Education (DepEd) has opined that there will be no going back to the usual face-to-face classes of old, given the continuous threat posed by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Meanwhile, the number of COVID-19 infections continue to decline – steadily – with new infections reported at below 10,000 for the fourth straight day.

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READY FOR KIDS – A worker adjusts a standee of a cartoon character, which is among the dozens of colorful decorations that have been set up at the Fil Oil Flying V Arena in San Juan City ahead of the vaccination of five- to 11-year-old children slated to push through on Monday, Feb. 7, 2022. Pediatric vaccination was originally scheduled Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, but had to be rescheduled due to logistical problems. (Mark Balmores)
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