Cagayan de Oro attains 87% supplemental immunization target

CAGAYAN de Oro achieved an 87.43 percent accomplishment two days before the culmination of the Measles-Rubella Supplemental Immunization Activity (MRSIA), Acting City Health Officer Dr. Lorraine Nery said Tuesday, November 24.

Nery said as of November 23, a total of 55,564 children in the city were vaccinated.

The MRSIA, which started on October 26, aims to vaccinate a total of 63,000 children ages nine to 59 months old in Cagayan de Oro.

Nery said that while the number of children vaccinated in the city has reached more than the target accomplishment, there will still continue the supplemental immunization campaign until the culmination.

"Even if nalampasan na nato ang atong 85 percent mark, we do not stop there kay as long as naa pay kailangan nato nga kab-oton nga mga bata, 5-59 months old nga kailangan pa nato bakunahan, we will still be going after these children nga atong mga supposedly target nato nga age group," Nery said.

Nery added that they are expecting the accomplishment rate to increase up to 90 percent.

She also assured that the Rapid Coverage Assessment Team from the Department of Health will make sure that there will be no missed children in every barangay in Cagayan de Oro.


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