PHO conducts massive health immunization
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