immunization program in the Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on immunization program in the Philippines


McDonald's to host free polio vaccination hubs in NCR, Mindanao

Nov 21, 2019 - 8:40 PM

The Department of Health partners with McDonald's Philippines for the next rounds of the nationwide polio vaccination program

DOH confirms 3 more cases of polio in Mindanao

Nov 20, 2019 - 4:38 PM

The announcement brings the number of cases of poliovirus in Mindanao to 6

Over 50,000 kids in Makati get polio vaccine, beating DOH target

Nov 03, 2019 - 4:40 PM

Makati City has the highest vaccination coverage rate in the Department of Health's oral polio vaccination drive, followed by Taguig City then Quezon City

VACCINATION DRIVE. The Department of Health says it has reached its target of 95% of some 1.8 million children part of its oral polio vaccination drive. File photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

DOH reached polio vaccination target – Duque

Oct 29, 2019 - 12:58 PM

'It is really very important to ensure that children will be covered with the proper vaccines so that they are protected from vaccine-preventable diseases,' says Health Secretary Francisco Duque III

POLIO VACCINATION. Residents of Barangay Batasan Hills in Quezon City, along with their children joint the National simultaneous polio vaccination on October 14, 2019, to stop the spread of polio in the country. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

40,000 kids in Marikina to get polio vaccine

Oct 16, 2019 - 7:50 PM

Marikina deploys 59 vaccination teams, composed of various units of the city government, to reach the 40,000 target

CATCH-UP VACCINATION. Marikina Mayor Marcy Teodoro administers the oral polio vaccine to a child during the launch of the DOH's catch-up polio vaccination campaign in the city Monday, October 14. Photo courtesy of Marikina City Press Release

DOH begins catch-up polio vaccination in Mindanao, Metro Manila

Oct 14, 2019 - 2:40 PM

Vaccination against polio in Lanao del Sur, Marawi City, Davao City, Davao del Sur, and Metro Manila will run from October 14 to October 27

POLIO VACCINATION. Children have their anti-polio vaccine during a mass polio vaccination at Luzviminda Health Center in Luzon Street, Sampaloc, Manila on October 14, 2019 following the outbreak of the disease declared by Department of Health last month. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Dela Rosa slammed for vaccine remark: ‘Hindi comedy bar ang Senado!’

Sep 25, 2019 - 11:10 PM

'Are drug wars created so that you, the PNP, and your backers can make money too?' asks one netizen

Dela Rosa: Are outbreaks created so vaccines make money?

Sep 25, 2019 - 10:50 AM

Research Institute for Tropical Medicine's Celia Carlos takes the question seriously and says they have checks and policies in place to prevent 'untoward things' from happening

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Immunization program understaffed, logistically challenged – DOH

Sep 24, 2019 - 6:37 PM

Health officials also stress the importance of face-to-face interaction between health workers and parents, in easing concerns over vaccination

LOOK: Manila, Pasig governments welcome 'Back to Bakuna' immunization program

Jul 16, 2019 - 8:04 PM

Health chief Francisco Duque III assures Manila and Pasig parents that vaccines work

Department of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III administers a measles vaccine to a student during the school-based immunization campaign attended by local official led by city Mayor Vico Sotto and Representative Roman Romulo at the Pasig Elementary School on July 16, 2019. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

DOH still far from reaching vaccination target

Jul 03, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says only 11% of the target vaccination coverage rate of 95% has been reached, so far

OUTBREAK NOT OVER. Community vaccination in response to the measles uutbreak takes place in the Baseco, Manila on February 16, 2019. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

DOH to vaccinate 9 million schoolchildren

Jul 03, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says the 9 million children are crucial to achieving the target vaccination coverage 5 months after a measles outbreak was declared

VACCINE PROGRAM. The Department of Health relaunches its school based immunization program on July 3, 2019 at the Signal Village National High School, Taguig City. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

[OPINION] No vaccination, no education: A fair trade?

Apr 03, 2019 - 9:59 AM

While the proposal of withholding education from unvaccinated children is justifiable, long-term and systemic solutions must also be pursued to prevent the same problems from happening

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DOH to start vaccination vs Japanese encephalitis

Mar 19, 2019 - 6:30 PM

After the Dengvaxia scare and the measles outbreak, introducing the vaccine once again puts to the test the Department of Health’s efforts to increase immunization rates

VACCINATION EFFORTS. The DOH announces it will start vaccinating children in Ilocos Region, Cagayan Region, Central Luzon, and Cordillera Administrative Region against Japanese Encephalitis. File photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Still not enough people getting measles vaccine, says DOH

Feb 26, 2019 - 7:30 PM

The Department of Health reiterates that the measles vaccine is safe and that the necessary doses are ready for its mass immunization campaign

PROTECTION. Barangay Payatas community health workers hold a house to house measles vaccinations  after the Department of Health (DOH) announced an outbreak in several regions in the country. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LOOK: Measles vaccination in tents, fast-food chains

Feb 17, 2019 - 2:10 PM

The government targets to vaccinate about 12 million Filipinos against measles through its mass immunization campaign

MORE SPACE. Measles patients stay at the Red cross missiles care unit at San Lazaro in Manila on 13 February 2019. Photo by: Lito Borras/Rappler

Gov't conducts mass immunization campaign to fight measles outbreak

Feb 13, 2019 - 4:01 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque says government efforts are focused in completing the mass immunization in the quickest possible time

VACCINATION EFFORTS. Health workers administer house-to-house measles vaccinations to children in Payatas, Quezon City on Thursday, February 7, 2019.  Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

EXPLAINER: When should one get vaccinated against measles?

Feb 11, 2019 - 10:00 PM

Is the measles vaccine safe? Can adults get vaccinated?

PROTECTION. Barangay Payatas community health workers hold a house to house measles vaccinations in the barangay to children below 5-years old on Thursday, February 7, 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Health workers on massive measles immunization drive in Negros Occidental

Feb 08, 2019 - 2:05 PM

Provincial Health Officer Ernell Tumimbang says health workers are going directly to communities and even schools to administer the measles vaccine to children

HOUSE-TO-HOUSE IMMUNIZATON. Health workers around the Philippines have gone out of health centers to administer free measles vaccines to children in their communities, after a spike in cases was observed in parts of the country. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler