The Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday cited top performing local government units (LGU) in Metro Manila for almost meeting their goal the house-to-house anti-measles campaign last April 2011.
DOH regional director Eduardo C. Janairo of the Center for Health Development–Metro Manila (CHD-MM) said the house-to-house campaign has covered more susceptible children as compared to the usual routine immunization being done in health centers in Metro Manila.
“We would like to acknowledge the efforts and sacrifices put up by health workers during the Measles Rubella Supplemental Immunization (MR-SIA) campaign by achieving 100 percent of their target population,” Janairo said.
Among the top performing Local Government Units (LGUs), which have vaccinated more that 95 percent of their target populatin were Pateros (99.7 percent), Makati and Mandaluyong (96.8 percent), Malabon (96.7 percent), Caloocan and Pasig (96.6 percent), Navotas (96.3 percent) and Paranaque (95.6 percent).
Janairo advised parents to have their children aged 9 months to 14 years old vaccinated of the free measles vaccination and vitamin A in all health centers.