THE Zamboanga City Health Office and the Department of Education (DepEd) on Monday, July 8, launched the school-based immunization as part of the “Ok DepEd Oplan Kalusugan Kickoff 2019.”
Dr. Dulce Miravite, City Health Office chief, said her office will start the school-based immunization for children specifically from Kinder to Grade 7 in all public schools in this city.
Miravite said the students will avail of measles-containing vaccines (MCV) and Human Papilloma Virus (HPC) vaccines.
She said City Health Office teams will schedule visits to the different schools in the city to reach out to all students with the ultimate goal of preventing morbidity or mortality in children.
The vaccines are provided to children as protection against contagious diseases such as polio, measles, German measles, diphtheria and tetanus, the health officer added.
Meanwhile, the City Health Office and the City Nutrition Committee spearheaded last July 1, the launching of nutrition month at a mall in the village of Tetuan.
The launching program was highlighted by a jingle and choreography contest among national high schools in the city.
First placer was the Zamboanga City High School-main, second place went to Ayala National High School while the third place went to Arena Blanco National High School. (Bong Garcia/SunStar Philippines)