NEWS | 2020/01/21 | LKRO
January 21, 2020
CHO implements 2nd round of Sabayang Patak Kontra Polio
KIDAPAWAN CITY – THE City Health Office here kicked off the second round of the Sabayang Patak Kontra Polio on January 20, 2020.
Health Service Providers from the office begun vaccinating children 0-59 months old in the forty villages as well as identified stations in other locations within the city.
The CHO will also be present in check points in key entry and exit areas of the city to ensure that no child is left unvaccinated.
“ I urge all mothers to have their children ages 5 years old and under to participate in the Sabayang Patak Kontra Polio. Our CHO Health Service Providers are ready to provide your children with free vaccines ”, City Mayor Joseph Evangelista said.
Sabayang Patak Kontra Polio will be implemented until February 2, 2020.
Though there were no reported polio cases in the city, the CHO said.
“ We are targeting 3,000 children 0-59 months old for the second round of the mass anti polio vaccination. We already administered the vaccines for the first 15,000 children during the first round of the vaccination on Nov 25. We will do this door to door so that all children covered under the program are vaccinated.”, Mychel Canlas, RN National Immunization Program Coordinator of the City Health Office said during an interview over the City Government radio program on January 17, 2020.
The Department of Health has intensified its mass vaccination program after it confirmed 16 cases of polio in the country after an outbreak was declared in September 2019.
The mass vaccination will also help boost the protection of the children who already received early anti-polio vaccines.
Polio symptoms include fever, diarrhea, muscle pain, asymmetric ascending paralysis and weakness of extremities.
DOH continues to remind parents to observe the routine vaccination schedule of their children to ensure protection against certain diseases. ##(CIO/lkoasay)