DOH asks folks anew: Vaccinate children vs polio – ABS-CBN News

DOH asks folks anew: Vaccinate children vs polio – ABS-CBN News

MANILA – A day after the commemoration of World Polio Day, the Division of Smartly being (DOH) reiterated its entice folks to have confidence their children vaccinated towards the debilitating illness.

In an announcement launched on Friday, Smartly being Secretary Francisco Duque III requested folks of children former 5 and under to avail the oral polio vaccine given in native well being products and services as section of the authorities’s “Sabayang Patak Kontra Polio” campaign.

“I name on folks and caregivers of children under five years venerable to elevate them to the nearest well being facility for vaccination towards polio. This Saturday and Sunday, fixed vaccination posts in communities will be originate and our roving groups will continue to envision unvaccinated children,” he acknowledged.

Duque acknowledged children may maybe additionally simply restful salvage vaccinated even within the event that they’d prior immunization, stressing that paunchy vaccination is the “simplest methodology” to end the transmission of the illness.

The synchronized polio vaccination campaign started closing Oct. 14 in Lanao del Sur, Marawi Metropolis, Davao del Sur, Davao Metropolis, and Metro Manila. This may additionally simply crawl unless Oct. 27.

The campaign will be expanded to the overall of Mindanao on Nov. 25 and will make with one other round in January 2020.

For areas excluded from the campaign, folks may maybe additionally simply restful restful elevate their children to native well being products and services to salvage vaccinated, in step with Duque.

The DOH in September confirmed the reemergence of polio within the Philippines, 19 years after the World Smartly being Organization declared the country polio-free. 

Polio is a highly contagious illness triggered when the polio virus invades the worried system.

Symptoms encompass fever, fatigue, headache, vomiting, stiff neck and sudden onset of floppy hands or legs. Severe polio cases may maybe additionally also lead to everlasting paralysis and even death. 

Moreover immunization, the DOH also commended the suppose of accurate hygiene to end the illness’s transmission.

— Picture from Jaehwa Bernardo, ABS-CBN News

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November 13, 2019

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