DOH praises San Fernando for successful immunization program
The San Fernando City government was recognized by the Department of Health (DOH)-Central Luzon Center for Health Development (CLCHD) for its success in inoculating children against measles-rubella and poliomyelitis.
The city achieved a high coverage rating of 92.15 percent during the “Measles-Rubella-Oral Polio Vaccine Supplemental Immunization Activity” held from February to March this year, officials said.
According to DOH data, San Fernando, through the City Health Office (CHO), vaccinated 23,926 children aged zero to 59 months old for measles-rubella, and 27,888 for oral polio.
“Itong pagkilala na ito ay ibinibigay natin sa local government units na nag-attain ng mataas na coverage rating para sa vaccination activities na nabanggit,” said DOH- DOH-CLCHD development officer Charlie Sanchez.
“Kapag mataas ang rating, ibig sabihin nito marami ang mga batang nabakunahan, na nangangahulugan namang mas mataas ang lebel ng proteksyon sa lugar na iyon,” Sanchez added.
The vaccination program is aimed at protecting children from measles, rubella and polio.
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