55,296 children set for vaccination Print
Friday, 03 August 2018 15:57

The City Health Office (CHO) is set to vaccinate a total of 55,296 school children for the upcoming School-Based Immunization (SBI) program which will be from August 15 to the first week of September.

Corazon V. Pagotaisidro, CHO immunization Program Coordinator, said that they will vaccinate Grade 1, Grade 4, and Grade 7 students coming from the public schools.

Health personnel will administer the Tetanus Diphtheria (TD) and Measles Rubella (MR) vaccines for Grade 1 and Grade 7 students while Grade  4 students from 9 to 13 years of age will be given the  Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.

HPV vaccine is given to females for prevention of cervical cancer. The first dose will be given this August while the next dose is set to be given in February next year.

An orientation for school heads and nurses was conducted from August 1 to 2.

“Maybe, aware ya kita ya anda ya el health personnel house to house conel maga bata 5 years old and below ara dale kita conel grade 1 and 7 para chene sila full protection kasi prevention is free. Curative is more expensive,”  Pagotaisidro said.

The office is also waiting for the vaccines and other equipment to arrive coming from the Department of Health.

School-based immunization has the objective of protecting the target population from the consequences of Tetanus and Diphtheria, Measles, Rubella, and Cervical Cancer, diseases that can be prevented by vaccination.  (RGAAGo)