12,000 kids vaccinated vs. measles
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.