DOH to provide municipalities with vaccine refrigerators

April 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on DOH to provide municipalities with vaccine refrigerators 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, April 22 (PNA)–The Department of Health (DOH) will provide rural health units in the country with vaccine refrigerators to protect vaccine potency, Health Secretary Janette L. Garin said on Tuesday.

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(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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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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DOH Secretary Jannette L. Garin bats for importance of complete vaccination on children in a health forum

April 22, 2015 by · Comments Off on DOH Secretary Jannette L. Garin bats for importance of complete vaccination on children in a health forum 

150421165752Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Jannette L. Garinin a powerpoint presentation, pointed out that there is no evidence to suggest that the amount of thiomersal used in vaccines poses any health risks. It is likewise a mistake to assume that vaccines are no longer necessary, as vaccinable diseases have disappeared in recent decades. Garin, during the “Usapang Bakuna” on Tuesday (April 21, 2015) held at Museum Cafe in Makati City, also encourages the public to keep vaccinations complete and up-to-date. (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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