CHO targets 20k children for vaccination PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 20 August 2017 17:29


The City Health Office is targeting the vaccination of 22,914 children during their ongoing school-based immunization program  for the month of August this year.

Corazon V. Pagotaisidro, CHO Immunization Program Coordinator ,said that they have already vaccinated Grade 1, Grade 4, and Grade 7 students coming from the public schools.

As of August 10, they vaccinated 5,065 Grade 1 students with measles and tetanus diphtheria vaccines; 2,294 grade four female students aged 9yo to 13yo with HPV vaccine for Cervical Cancer prevention; and  7,780 grade 7 students for tetanus diphtheria vaccine and  measles.

The office is targeting to vaccinate 16,092  grade 1, 10,072 grade 4  , and 18,380 grade seven students.

During the school-based immunization, Grade 1 will receive Tetanus Diphtheria and Measles vaccines.

Grade 7 students will be given Tetanus Diphtheria  and Measles and Rubella vaccines and HPV vaccine for Grade 4 female students for Cervical Cancer prevention.

The school-based immunization has the objective of protecting the target population from the consequences of Tetanus and Diphtheria, Measles, Rubella, and Cervical Cancer.

Teachers, parents, and students are first being oriented before the vaccines are given to these school children. They also go back to schools to make sure that they can get students who were absent during their first visit.

“Ta apela kame conel maga parents man sign el consent y manda man inject conel maga bata kay este cosa kame ta dale hindi nuevo este booster ya como el measles y tetanus diphtheria y na Grade 4 para previni cervical cancer,” Pagotaisidro said.

She also explained that if children who received the vaccine experience pain in injection site and fever that is normal. (R.G. A A. Go)