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Free measles vaccines for kids in Angeles City

ANGELES CITY – The city government here has started the house-to-house administration of measles vaccines to Angeleño kids, aged 9 to 59 months old, on August 24, 2022.

This is in a bid for a free-measles city, according to Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr.

The program in the grassroots level is being undertaken by the City Health Office (CHO), led by Dr. Verona Guevarra with Nurse Supervisor Evelinda Mariano.  

Mayor Lazatin said this will ensure the welfare of Angeleño kids especially those who are susceptible to viruses and diseases. He is urging all Angeleño parents to let their children be vaccinated against measles.

Huwag po kayong mag-alala, para po ito sa kalusugan at kapakanan ng mga batang Angeleño. Hinihikayat ko po ang mga magulang na pabakunahan niyo po ang inyong mga anak na may edad na 9 buwan hanggang 59 buwan. Libre lang po ito,” Lazatin said.

According to Dr. Guevarra, the Department of Health (DOH) issued an advisory to local government units to conduct measles outbreak response immunization from August 15 to 31, 2022.

In a meeting last August 24, 2022, Chief Adviser IC Calaguas and Executive Assistant IV Reina Manuel, who are overseeing the response program, heard updates on the ongoing house-to house vaccination from Dr. Guevarra and Mariano. 

Mariano also said that in case a child missed the house-to-house immunization, they can go to their nearest sub-health centers and six Rural Health Units, where the free measles vaccines are also available.