PCV13 launched in Masepla transitory site PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 07 May 2015 15:06

Health authorities on Monday, May 4 launched the PCV13 an anti-pneumonia vaccine for children was launched at the Masepla transitory site in Mampang.

City  Health Officer Rodel Agbulos spearheaded the ceremonial immunization where children aged 6 weeks to 11 months were immunized.

PCV13, which means pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, has two does with 1 month interval from the first dose.

The PCV13 immunization is an ongoing program covering the city’s 98 barangays in the city. It is now included in the regular immunization in all health centers.

The CHO hopes to attain a 95% accomplishment out of the 25,236 children targeted forPCV13 immunization all over the city. — Sheila Covarrubias