C. Visayas immunization coverage rate drops to 20% for 1st half of 2021

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) is intensifying its immunization drive for children as it posted its lowest inoculation rate so far. DOH-7 on Saturday, October 23, launched a ceremonial vaccination…

Can vaccination be required?

Geronimo L. Sy - @inquirerdotnet 09/11/2021

It is not known to many, but there is actually a law in the country that makes vaccination compulsory. Republic Act No. 10152, passed in 2011, is “An Act providing for Mandatory Basic Immunization for Infants and…

DOH-7 reiterates call for kids to be vaccinated vs measles, polio 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Central Visayas needs to vaccinate more children if it meant rendering the national government’s inoculation program against measles and polio effective. As of February 7, 2021, data from the Department of Health in Central Visayas…

DOH launches Chikiting Ligtas immunization program vs polio, rubella, measles

Mary Rose Sagarino 01/29/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – The “Chikiting Ligtas” vaccination program against Rubella, Polio, and Measles, an activity campaign of the Department of Health (DOH) was launched at a covered court in Consolacion town, northern Cebu on Friday, January…

Vaccination vs measles, etc. still on despite lockdown – DOH

Jovic Yee - Philippine Daily Inquirer 04/26/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) reminded parents on Saturday not to skip the essential vaccines for their young children even as the country grappled with the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Children…

DepEd studying DOH’s ‘No measles vaccination, no school enrollment’ proposal

Futch Anthony Inso 03/01/2019

 CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) is still studying the proposal from the Department of Health (DOH) to require to students to get vaccinated against measles, before accepting them to enroll. “Kinahanglan pa silang…

Latest measles deaths in CV: Two babies from Cebu

Futch Anthony Inso 02/26/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Two babies — a 1-year-old boy and a 5-month-old girl — from Cebu Province and Lapu-Lapu City — are the latest fatalities of measles in Central Visayas. These raise the number of deaths …

DOH-7 looking into proposal to put up measles vaccination posts in malls

Futch Anthony Inso 02/19/2019

Cebu City, Philippines – The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) is considering the proposal of the Cebu City Government to put up measles vaccination posts in different malls in Cebu City. DOH-7’s Health Emergency Management…

DOH-7 intensifies measles vaccination info drive, appeals for parents’ cooperation

Futch Anthony Inso 02/19/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Parents are encouraged to bring their children to their nearest health centers so that their children can be vaccinated and be protected from measles. Dr. Jaime Bernadas, Department of Health in Central Visayas…

VSMMC puts up fast lane for patients with measles

Futch Anthony Inso 02/12/2019

Cebu City, Philippines – A day after the Department of Health (DOH)-7 declared a code white alert due to measles outbreak in the region, the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) put up a fast lane intended…

Measles Outbreak: DOH-7 places CV under ‘code white’

Futch Anthony Inso 02/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) has declared “code white” in the region to make sure that medical personnel are ready to respond to any emergencies that may result from the…

Delos Santos attributes rise in measles cases to Dengvaxia scare

Delta Dyrecka Comendador Letigio 02/08/2019

Cebu City, Philippines – Cebu City Councilor Mary Anne Delos Santos, deputy mayor on health, attributes the increase of measles cases to the scare of the dengvaxia vaccine. Delos Santos said that the fear of vaccination became…

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