MANILA, Philippines – The local government of the city of Manila assured through the Manila Health Department (MHD) that they will continue to prioritize and strengthen the vaccination of children against measles and other “vaccine preventable diseases” (VPD).
This follows a warning by the Department of Health (DOH) regarding the possibility of an “outbteak” of measles next year, due to the low “immunization rate” among children.
According to Dr. Arnold Pangan, MHD chief, they don’t want the city of Manila to have the dreaded outbreak.
Currently, measles cases in Manila are low and “manageable” and there is nothing to worry about.
He said the daily “catch-up and routine immunization” among children in Manila, particularly at the age of 0 to 23 months, is a big help.
This is done in various health centers in the city.
Since there is a decrease in the cases of COVID-19, the Manila local government unit will further strengthen the vaccination of children against measles and other diseases such as influenza, diphtheria, rubella, polio and others.
In this regard, the Manila LGU continues to encourage parents or guardians to vaccinate their children to prevent or prevent measles and other diseases. JAY Reyes
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