DoH launches re­gional JE vac­ci­na­tion in Pam­panga

Sun.Star Pampanga - - TOPSTORIES! - BY IAN OCAMPO FLORA Sun.Star Staff Re­porter

CI T Y OF SAN FER­NANDO— The De­part­ment of Health (DOH) Cen­tral Lu­zon, in part­ner­ship with the City of San Fer­nando, launched the re­gional mass im­mu­niza­tion against Ja­panese En­cephali­tis (JE) with a kick-off yes­ter­day at the Cole­gio de Se­bas­tian cov­ered court her e.

This March, the health de­part­ment will be in full op­er­a­tion to vac­ci­nate all chil­dren 959 months of age.

Ja­panese En­cephali­tis is a dis­ease spread through mosquito bites and its symp­toms, such as fever, vom­it­ing, con­fu­sion and dif­fi­culty


of mov­ing, could lead to swelling of the brain and coma and even­tu­ally death.

The DOH said that there is no spe­cific an­tivi­ral treat­ment for Ja­panese en­cephali­tis. Vac­ci­na­tion is the sin­gle most im­por­tant con­trol mea­sure.

The DOH is ad­vis­ing the pub­lic to get in touch with their lo­cal pub­lic health of­fi­cers for the sched­ule of vac­ci­na­tions.

ROYAL AIR PHILS. CLARK-PUERTO PRINCESA IN­AU­GU­RAL FLIGHT. Royal Air Philip­pines and Clark In­ter­na­tional Air­port Cor­po­ra­tion (CIAC) of­fi­cials cut therib­bon for­mally in­au­gu­rat­ing Royal Air’s four-times-weekly ser­vice­be­tween the Clark In­ter­na­tional Air­port (CRK) and Puerto Princesa (PPS). Lead­ing the rib­bon-cut­ting are: (L-R) CIAC Air­port Op­er­a­tions Man­ager Hi­lar­ion Ritche Nacpil; Bea Tan, co-founder of Beach Vol­ley­ball Repub­lic, Capt. Rey Ramos, Royal Air Vice-Pres­i­dent for Op­er­a­tions; Ed Novil­las, Royal Air CEO; Kane Hui, Royal Air Chair­man; and Meg Obe­jas, Royal Air Vice-Pres­i­dent for Com­mer­cial. Royal Air Flight RW 868 leaves the Clark air­port at 12:30 pm ev­ery Mon­day, Wed­nes­day, Fri­day and Sun­day and ar­rives in Puerto Princesa at 1:45 pm. The re­turn flight, RW 869, leaves Puerto Princesa at 4:00 pm on the same days and ar­rives at Clark at 5:15 pm.

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