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12,000 kids vaccinated vs. measles

Manila Bulletin

GOODBYE TIGDAS – Health Assistant Secretary Eric Tayag and Undersecretary Ted Herbosa lead the Goodbye Tigdas campaign Immunization, which has been picked up by Mandaluyong City, to eliminate the outbreak of measles. (Photo by Ali Vicoy)

Manila, Philippines – A total 12,000 children have received anti-measles vaccination since November  last year   to January 24, 2014  as the City government of  Mandaluyong continues  its free vaccination  activities in different barangays.

The health department led by  Dr. Pecos  Reyes Camarines,  head  of the Mandaluyong City Health Department,   conducted a vaccination yesterday in Sto. Rosario, barangay Plainview in Mandaluyong City.

Camarines  said    there are only  two  infants diagnosed to have  been afflicted with measles in the city.

He attributed the  small number of afflicted with measles to their vaccinations weekly in different barangays.“ Dalawa lang and  diagnosed na affected ng measles dito sa amin. Dahil hindi sila nabakunahan from barangay Mauway,” said Dr.  Camarines.

He said the free vaccination program of the city government is being extended to children six months up to 5 years and 11 months old.