Former actress Marjorie Barretto is extremely grateful that her nine-year-old daughter Erich has finally been vaccinated against the coronavirus.
On Instagram, Marjorie posted a clip of her youngest daughter getting injected with the COVID-19 vaccine at a drive-thru site in Alabang.
She then described the milestone as an "answered prayer" for her and her family, saying, "Erich was the only one unvaccinated in our home, and each time someone close to us gets COVID, we worry sick over her.
"Thank you DOH and to our favorite Doctor @ayenuguid along with @romeonuguidmd and so many other doctors and nurses for an organized vaccination yesterday. One step towards healing and finally our children can fight COVID," she added.
Aside from Marjorie's daughter, the children of veteran actress Judy Ann Santos and television host Bianca Gonzalez have also received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
After a few days of delays due to logistical issues, the country on Monday (February 7) began the vaccination of children aged 5 to 11 against COVID-19 in Metro Manila.
Earlier, the Department of Health said that the vaccine rollout will be expanded later throughout the country as the government seeks to inoculate 15 million children in this age bracket.