Health officials in Cebu City (DOH-7) announced that some 275,000 schoolchildren entering grades 1 & 7 in the Central Visayas would get vaccinated against measles, rubella, tetanus and diphtheria this month.

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This is part of nationwide observance of Mass Immunization Program in August.

According to DOH-7 medical officer Dr. Sharon Laurel, there are 172,700 grade 1 pupils in Central Visayas and 100,704 grades 7 or first year high school students.

The value of the vaccines is about P10,000, or $215 US.

“What we just need is for the parents to give their consent for the conduct of the immunization,” Laurel said.