Friday, August 13, 2010

Zamboanga children immunized!

PAGADIAN CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Aug. 13, 2010) – More than 10,000 children from various villages in the southern Filipino province of Zamboanga del Sur were immunized against measles and other deadly diseases, the state media said.

The Philippine Information Agency said the vaccination, which started this early year, is part of a continuing health program aimed at protecting children from diseases.

The immunization included shots to protect children from diphtheria, tetanus, measles, chicken pox, poliomyelitis, and Hepatitis B which are the major causes of deaths among children, according to the Zamboanga del Sur’s Integrated Provincial Health Office.

It said those given the vaccination shots were infants and children up to 12 months and onwards in 15 towns which had been identified by the Department of Social Welfare and Development. (With a report from Becky de Asis)

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