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Manila targets 80% kids’ vax shots vs measles, polio

April 30, 2023 Edd Reyes 198 views

MANILA Mayor Honey Lacuna-Pangan encouraged parents to have their children aged nine to 59-months be given measles and rubella vaccine while 0-59 months old of oral polio vaccine to avert measles and polio outbreak.

Mayor Honey said the Manila Health Department (MHD) on Friday launched in Baseco Covered Court the Chikiting Ligtas sa Dagdag Bakuna Kontra Polio, Rubella at Tigdas program in line with the celebration of World Immunization Week 2023 dubbed “The Big Catch Up”.

“Ano po ba ibig sabihin ng Catch up? Kung natatandaan nyo, noong panahon ng pandemya, sarado ang lahat, pati po ang ating mga health centers kaya marami ang hindi mga nakapagpabakuna,” Mayor Honey said.

The mayor added that the city government of Manila is targeting 80 percent on its first vaccination to maintain its status as number one in any immunization program.

“So ngayon po, hinahabol natin yung bakunahan natin, sa measles o sa tigdas, kailangang makapagpabakuna tayo ng 139,731na mga bata at siyempre yung mapapatakan ng oral polio, 164,290, parang two in one na po yan, injection tapos patak” the mayor emphasized.

She also encouraged parents to allow MHD personnel making rounds on every household to have their children vaccinated against measles and rubella, and provide them with oral polio vaccine.

“After a few weeks po or pagdating po ng April 30, maga-update po kami sa inyo kung ilan na po ang nababakunahan namin. Again po sana pabakunahan nyo po ang inyong mga anak kasi po para ma-reach natin ang target, sa measles po sa isang araw, dapat nakaka-170 na mga bata ang mabakunahan ng isang health center, tapos sa polio naman nasa 200 ang napapatakan nila sa isang sa isang health center,” explained Mayor Honey.

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