The Iloilo City government, alongside the Department of Health-Region VI (DOH-6), began conducting door-to-door immunizations around the city last Monday, treating children between six months and 59 months with immunizations for measles-rubella, and polio.
The ongoing project will run until November 23, with subsequent phases beginning towards the start of 2019.
DOH-6 Family Health and Nutrition cluster head, Dr. Renilyn Reyes, urged parents and guardians to have their children immunized.
“Be wise, immunize,” she said. “We have nothing to worry about the vaccines.”
Last August, the Bacolod City Health Office launched a school-based immunization expansion program at the Bacolod City Government Center, with around 18,000 students being vaccinated for tetanus-diphtheria and measles-rubella./WDJ