Mayor renews call to support measles immunization drive

MAYOR Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar renewed her appeal to parents, guardians and caregivers to take advantage of the free measles-rubella shots given by the Department of Health under the program Measles-Rubella Supplemental Immunization Activity (MR-SIA).

Salazar renewed the appeal came after the City Health Office accomplished 84.14 percent or 64,800 of the total target population of 81,289 children, as of November 15.

"With the support and cooperation of the parents, guardians and caregivers, we are confident that we can achieve more than 95 percent in the remaining 10 days," the mayor said.

The MR-SIA targets children aged nine months to 59 months old with shots given in fixed posts or health centers in the different villages.

Dr. Fatima Virginia Alamia, national immunization program medical coordinator of the City Health Office, earlier said that the supplemental immunization activity is aimed to protect the target beneficiary-children from Measles, Rubella and its complications.

The program started October 26 and will culminate on November 25. (SunStar Zamboanga)


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