By News Desk  @bactiman63

The Department of Health Eastern Visayas says a month-long vaccination program in the region will start on Feb. 1, covering over 535,000 children between zero and nine-months and below five years old for measles-rubella and oral polio vaccines, respectively.


Elaine Villarosa, DOH Eastern Visayas national immunization program manager, said the region is part of the second phase of the nationwide campaign including the National Capital Region, Central Luzon, Mimaropa, Calabarzon, Cagayan Valley, Western Visayas, and Central Visayas.

The first phase was in the Mindanao regions and some areas in Luzon, she added.

“The main purpose of the vaccination is to boost the immunity level of our children. We are calling the public especially parents and guardians to support this campaign. We are doing this step to prevent an impending outbreak over an existing pandemic and avoid further injury to the health care system which we are experiencing right now,” Villarosa said.

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