Number of children getting vaccinated increases following measles outbreak

Parents bring their children to health centers for anti-measles vaccination (Photo by DZRH Val Gonzales)

Parents continue to flock at various health centers and hospitals to have their children vaccinated against measles after the Department of Health (DOH) declared an outbreak of the disease in various regions all over the Philippines.

While making rounds, DOH Sec. Francisco Duque noticed an increase in the number of children receiving the anti-measles vaccine. He hopes that this resurgence will bring back the public’s trust to the free vaccination provided by the government.

Meanwhile, Duque once again called for the public to get vaccinated for their health.

The increasing number of deaths due to measles prompted the DOH to declare a measles outbreak in the National Capital Region, Central Luzon, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Central Visayas, and Western Visayas.

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