Television host Bianca Gonzalez happily shared on Tuesday (February 8) that her six-year-old daughter, Lucia, has finally received her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Through an Instagram post, Bianca expressed her elation that one of her children is now protected against the coronavirus, as she posted photos of her eldest daughter getting her first COVID-19 jab.
"Protected against COVID!!!! The moment JC (Intal, her husband) and I have been looking forward to, having Lucia vaccinated to help protect her from the virus," she said.
In her post, Bianca also thanked the pediatric doctors for their hard work and the entertainers deployed at vaccination sites for making the process smooth and enjoyable for all the kids.
"We told Lucia that she was going to the doctor for her injection just like we had, but she didn't expect all the balloons, characters, and goodies and she was so happy and kilig to see it all!!!" she said.
"What a brave girl our Lucia was. Thank you mahal (JC) for bringing her."
In the end, Bianca advised fellow parents who are also interested in having their kids vaccinated to check in with their local government units and ask their doctors for any questions they may have regarding the vaccines.
After a few days of delays because of logistical issues, the country on Monday (February 7) began the vaccination of children aged 5 to 11 against COVID-19 in Metro Manila.
According to the Department of Health, the vaccine rollout will be expanded later throughout the country as the government seeks to inoculate 15 million children in this age bracket.