DOH awards 2 cities in Pampanga for anti-polio drive

THE City Government of San Fernando and Mabalacat received recognitions from the Department of Health (DOH)-Central Luzon for their outstanding anti-polio campaign efforts amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Two component city mayors and their respective local government units were awarded certificates of recognition on Thursday, November 19, for their contributions to the "Sabayang Patak Kontra Polio" campaign of DOH.

Both City of San Fernando Mayor Edwin Santiago and Mabalacat City Mayor Crisostomo Garbo received the citations.

The City Government of San Fernando was recognized for its high coverage of polio vaccination among Fernandino children aged zero to 59 months old, who are considered the target eligible population.

The City Government has attained a 92 percent coverage rating, which is nearly close to DOH's requirement of 95 percent. The percentage requirement equates to more than 28,000 vaccinated children during the first wave of vaccination in August and 39,000 during the second wave in September.

Mabalacat City was also recognized for achieving 90 percent rating under the 20,000 to 39,000 target population category. The City Government has successfully conducted and achieved the highest coverage for Mabalaqueno children aged zero to 59 months old through a house-to-house drive.

DOH conducted the anti-polio drive in response to Central Luzon's polio outbreak. (JTD)


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