Zamboanga City health office readies for anti-polio campaign

ZAMBOANGA. The City Health Office is undertaking preparation for the conduct of the third round Sabayang Patak Konta Polio from July 10 to August 2. A photo handout shows health workers undergo orientation as part of the preparation. (SunStar Zamboanga)

CITY Health Office (CHO) personnel step up preparations for the third round of Sabayang Patak Kontra Polio in Zamboanga City.

The CHO said in a statement Wednesday, July 8, 2020, that the third round of anti-polio immunization drive is set from July 10 to August 2 for children below 10 years old.

It said that a series of orientation for health workers covering all health districts in this city is ongoing with emphasis on the minimum health setting standards as well as infection control protocols, as the world shifts to a new normal.

The World Health Organization provides technical assistance while the Department of Health provides logistics for the anti-polio campaign.

The conduct of the anti-polio campaign was slated from March 23 to April 4 but it has been suspended when this city was placed under enhanced community quarantine on March 20 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Corazon Pagotaisidro, City Health Office’s Immunization Program coordinator, said that Bivalent Oral Polio Vaccine will be given to children from zero to 10 years old.

Pagotaisidro said the City Health Office is targeting to vaccinate 205,780 children in this city. (SunStar Zamboanga)


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