The Bacolod City Health Office recently launched a school-based immunization expansion program at the Bacolod City Government Center, with around 18,000 students being vaccinated for tetanus-diphtheria (Td) and measles-rubella (MR).
Initially launched in 2013 by the Department of Health (DOH), a September 2016 city ordinance later mandated the said vaccinations for Grade 1 and Grade 7 students.
City Councilor Em Ang, who authored the ordinance, addressed those gathered at the event.
Also present were City Health Officer Ma. Carmela Gensoli, Department of Education-Bacolod (DepEd-Bacolod) Schools Division Superintendent Cynthia Demavivas, DOH-Development Management Officer for Bacolod Rodolfo Dumayas, Jr., among others./WDJ