DAGUPAN CITY: Health officials in Region I are doubling their efforts to convince parents in the villages to have their children take the anti-polio and anti-chicken pox vaccines after the Dengvaxia controversy. John Lee-Dacusan, Department of Health (DoH) Region I senior health program officer, said they are not satisfied with the outcome of their massive anti-polio vaccination in the villages of Pangasinan, La Union and Ilocos Norte. A DoH assessment showed an estimated 67 percent of parents with children from ages 1 to 12, did not bring their children for in for vaccination. Dacusan appealed to the parents of more than 4.5-million children in Region I to bring their children to the rural health unit in their area for free vaccinations to protect their children from diseases. He assured them that all anti-virus vaccinations given free by the DoH are tested effective, safe and approved by the World Health Organization.
Source: Manila Times April 16, 2018 16:07 UTC