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Metro Manila itself achieves more than 100% of the vaccination target, with children receiving the OPV, or 109.99% of the target
The Department of Health partners with McDonald's Philippines for the next rounds of the nationwide polio vaccination program
(UPDATED) Several countries now require Filipino travelers to present proof that they’ve been vaccinated against the polio virus
Bakit nagkaroon ng panibagong polio outbreak sa Pilipinas at paano ito maaayos?
The Davao City mayor says they will conduct a massive vaccination drive on October 14 to immunize more kids against vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles and polio
WHO country representative Rabindra Abeyasinghe says that in the Philippines, nearly 3 of 5 kids under the age of 5 are not fully protected against polio.
The problem now is that we are seeing more cases of vaccine caused polio than we are of wild type says Jon Abramson chair of the WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts
The men became irritated because the health workers knocked on their door twice in the same day when there weren t any children in the house
The World Health Organization declared a public health emergency at the start of May after new polio cases began surfacing from countries including Pakistan
For now the health department is encouraging Filipinos heading to countries with reported cases of polio to take the oral vaccine in private clinics and hospitals
The blasts were the latest attack on efforts to stamp out the crippling disease in Pakistan one of only three countries where polio remains endemic
Efforts to stamp out the crippling disease in Pakistan have been seriously hampered by militant attacks on health workers inoculating children
UPDATED The initiative was announced 10 days after the WHO reported that polio had re emerged in Syria for the first time in 14 years
Gunmen on a motorbike shot dead two health workers during an anti polio drive in northwest Pakistan