NAGA CITY --- The city government here thru its City Health Office will be conducting a measles rubella oral polio vaccine supplemental immunization from Oct. 26 to Nov. 25, this year.
The immunization drive, which will be undertaken in partnership with the Department of Health (DOH), aims to increase the herd immunity among children below 5 years old.
The immunization is in line with the DOH’s thrust to contain, if not totally decimate, the transmission of viruses that cause measles-rubella and polio.
To achieve an overwhelming number of children who would undergo the vaccination, Mayor Nelson Legacion urged all parents to have their children below 5 years old immunized.
The Mayo Clinic, a nonprofit organization committed to clinical practice, education and research, providing expert, whole-person care to everyone who needs healing, said “rubella is a contagious viral infection best known by its distinctive red rash. It’s also called German measles or three-day measles. While this infection may cause mild symptoms or even no symptoms in most people, it can cause serious problems for unborn babies whose mothers become infected during pregnancy.
While polio or poliomyelitis, is a disabling and life-threatening disease caused by the poliovirus. The virus spreads from person to person and can infect a person’s spinal cord, causing paralysis.”