(Yearender) DOH expands its immunization programs through 'school-based immunization'

January 3, 2016 by · Comments Off on (Yearender) DOH expands its immunization programs through 'school-based immunization' 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Dec. 28 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) took significant steps in bringing its immunization program not only in the health centers but also in the public schools through the “school-based immunization” program that it launched in 2015.

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Vaccine reduces cervical cancer risk for young Australian women

May 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on Vaccine reduces cervical cancer risk for young Australian women 

CANBERRA, May 1 — The cervical cancer vaccine has halved the rate of cancer-causing abnormalities in Australian females aged under 20 as the results of a nationwide vaccination program begin to be realized, medical authorities said on Friday.

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DOH targets HPV vaccination among nine-year-old girls in 20 poorest provinces

April 22, 2015 by · Comments Off on DOH targets HPV vaccination among nine-year-old girls in 20 poorest provinces 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, April 21 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) will be pushing in the following months the HPV (Human Papillomavirus) vaccination of grade 4 female children to protect them from any probable occurrence of cervical cancer in the future.

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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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