PHO con­ducts mas­sive health im­mu­niza­tion

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NE­GROS Oc­ci­den­tal Provin­cial Health Of­fi­cer Er­nell Tu­mim­bang said yes­ter­day that mas­sive house to house visit and im­mu­niza­tion on measles-rubella and oral polio sup­ple­men­tal im­mu­niza­tion is now be­ing con­ducted in the prov­ince.

Tu­mim­bang said that the im­mu­niza­tion is free for chil­dren from six months old to 59 months old.

“We would like to en­cour­age the par­ents to have their chil­dren vac­ci­nated for good health and avoid be­ing sick in the fu­ture,” Tu­mim­bang said.

He said they tar­get to reach 95 per­cent of that cer­tain age group in the prov­ince to avoid any out­break.

While Ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal has no case of measles last year, this year, there are al­ready 33 con­firmed lab­o­ra­tory cases and that West­ern Visayas has the high­est num­ber of cases with 119 this year com­pared to only one case last year./tde

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