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Friday, May 5, 2023

DOH kicks off vaccination of measle, rubella, polio in Tandag

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur -- The Department of Health - Center for Health Development (DOH CHD) Caraga led by Assistant Regional Director, Sadaila K. Raki-in, graced the grand launching of Measles-Rubella – Oral Polio Vaccine Supplemental Immunization Activity (MR-OPV SIA), hosted by the City Government of Tandag headed by Mayor Roxanne C. Pimentel today, May 3 at Dagocdoc, Covered Court, Tandag City.

DOH provincial office led by Dr. Glynna B. Andoy, and the provincial government of Surigao del Sur, through the Provincial Health Office headed by Dr. Eric T. Montesclaros, also took their part as they joined the activity.

Some 100 kids from Barangay Dagocdoc were immunized during the activity.

The kids also received giveaways and were able to avail of Vitamin A supplementation.

The month-long activity aims to prevent impending outbreaks of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (VPDs) and to address the continuous increase of measle cases in the country by protecting children from 9 to 59 months old.

The vaccine supplemental immunization activity protects the children against measles and rubella with the vaccination of one dose of the Measles-Rubella vaccine, while children from 0- to 59 months old will get protection from poliovirus type 1 and 3 with the vaccination of one dose of bivalent Oral Polio Vaccine.

Meanwhile, the same activity was launched in some municipalities and in Bislig City on May 2, 2023, all in Surigao del Sur. (PIA-Surigao del Sur)