By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
In a follow-up on the polio vaccination campaign in Davao City, the City Health Office (CHO) says its anti-polio immunization already hit 95 percent of its target since it started on October 14.
The immunization drive will continue through Sunday.
Technical division chief with the CHO, Dr. Julinda Acosta said, “Our staff are currently doing sweeping right now to ensure that all children will be covered and also to convince parents, and to check on the situation of those children who were immunized.”
A polio vaccination campaign, led by the five Rotary clubs in Dagupan City, vaccinated more than 200 children in Barangay Malued Friday.
City health officer Dr. Ophelia Rivera said the target of the anti-polio campaign are children aged 11 months old and below.
Rivera said they are also conducting “catch up” on children who have missed the vaccinations.
“We are trying our best to catch up with the oral vaccine for children who have missed it to protect them. We wanted to prevent the herd immunity, wherein even if the other children were vaccinated but then there will be contaminated water or food, chances are they will still be infected with polio,” she added.