(Feature) Need to institutionalize keeping of immunization records cited

April 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on (Feature) Need to institutionalize keeping of immunization records cited 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, April 22 (PNA) — It is time for parents to be required to keep immunization records of their children that they will present upon enrollment in school to enhance the immunization program of the government.

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Common misconceptions about vaccines clarified in 'Usapang Bakuna'

April 22, 2015 by · Comments Off on Common misconceptions about vaccines clarified in 'Usapang Bakuna' 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, April 21 (PNA) — Some common myths and misconceptions about vaccination or immunization were highlighted and clarified in a media discussion dubbed as “Usapang Bakuna” which was spearheaded by the Merck Sharp and Dohme (MSD), an American pharmaceutical company, in Makati City on Tuesday.

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Usapang Bakuna tackles importance of having complete vaccination among children

April 22, 2015 by · Comments Off on Usapang Bakuna tackles importance of having complete vaccination among children 

150421171653(from left) Dr. Beaver Tamesis, Merck Sharpe and Dohme or MSD (known as Merck and Co. in its home base, the USA) MSD Philippines’ managing director; Rosa Maria Nancho, MD Former President Society of Adolescent Medicine of the Philippines, Inc. (SAMPI); Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Jannette L. Garin, and Dr. Benjamin Co, a Clinical Pharmacologist and Associate Member of Pediatric Infectious Disease of the Philippines and fellow of the Philippine Pediatric Society (PPS), discuss myths and misconceptions identified as threats to national health, during “Usapang Bakuna” held Tuesday (April 21, 2015) at Museum Cafe in Makati City. (PNA photos by Jess M. Escaros Jr.)

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DOH encourages public to keep vaccinations complete and up-to-date.

April 22, 2015 by · Comments Off on DOH encourages public to keep vaccinations complete and up-to-date. 

150421163827Dr. Benjamin Co, Clinical Pharmacologist and Associate Member of Pediatric Infectious Disease of the Philippines and fellow of the Philippine Pediatric Society (PPS), presents powerpoint presentation on vaccine myths and misconceptions identified as threats to national health in a forum titled: “Usapang Bakuna” held on Tuesday (April 21, 2015) at Museum Cafe in Makati City. The Department of Health (DOH) encourages public to keep vaccinations complete and up-to-date. (PNA photos by Jess M. Escaros Jr.)

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