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Abby Binay prepares chocolate treats for 5- to 11-year-olds getting COVID-19 jab

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Kids aged five to 11 years old are in for a sweet treat when they get vaccinated against COVID-19 in Makati.

In her February 7 column for the Philippine Star, Makati Mayor Abby Binay said children who get the COVID-19 jab will receive chocolate treats.

“Primera klase ang binili naming produkto para naman mapasaya sila sa aming munting gantimpala,” the mayor said, adding that the city government bought 10,000 chocolate bars for children.

Binay said her experience with her daughter, Martina, showed that offering sweet treats to kids goes a long way in easing their fears during vaccinations.

“Maliit na bagay ito pero nakakapagpasaya sa mga bata, at nakakabawas sa kanilang takot na magpunta sa doktor para sa checkup o bakuna,” she said.

The city government of Makati has started the COVID-19 vaccination of five- to 11-year-olds at SM Makati and Nemesio I. Yabut Elementary School.

Binay said the city government aims to vaccinate 900 children daily at the two venues. She urged parents or guardians to sign up their kids to get COVID-19 jabs.