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Bicol still polio-free; 27K kids immunized

Liga Zapi City — The Department of Health's (DOH) vaccination campaign is in full swing in Bacol, where more than 27,000 children have been vaccinated in the last two constituencies this year.

In an interview Wednesday, Dr. Monri Mankala, head of the DOH Immunization Program, said his immunization coverage reached 40% of the target coverage of 27,193 or 67,984 children aged 0 to 5 years. Is.

"As of now, there are no reports of polio victims in Bacol," he said.

"The third case of polio has been reported in the country," Manikula said, citing a DOH Central Office report.

The report confirms that a four-year-old child of Maguindan Province suffered severe flaccid paralysis (AFP) after receiving no dose of oral polio vaccine.

Manquila said there should be no such incident in Bacol.

"I urge all parents, guardians, to vaccinate their children to protect them from illnesses," he said. (PNA)

Source By: https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1085172

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