TAGUIG City is launching a more aggressive free immunization drive against the measles, targeting mainly outbreaks reported in lower and western Bicutan and nearby communities.
Mayor Lani Cayetano said the scope of the immunization campaign includes infants and schoolchildren in elementary and high schools, and adults who have not completed their immunization.
“We are bringing our health services closer to our constituents. We want to encourage parents and those who have not received their complete vaccination yet to avail of this service,” Cayetano said.
Dr. Isaias Ramos, city health officer-in-charge, said the drive particularly targets barangays with positive cases of measles, especially the barangays of Lower and Western Bicutan and nearby communities. The remaining barangays will soon follow.
“Each barangay will have one place where people may go for their free vaccination. This is in addition to the free vaccines given in our barangay health centers,” Ramos said.
The annual door-to-door vaccination, conducted every August or September, would be held earlier than scheduled in response to the Department of Health’s call to different local government units to conduct massive measles vaccination drive.