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Makati achieves highest polio vaccine coverage rate in Metro Manila

Dec 23, 2019 - 3:15 PM

Metro Manila itself achieves more than 100% of the vaccination target, with children receiving the OPV, or 109.99% of the target

CATCH-UP VACCINATION. Children have their anti-polio vaccine during a mass polio vaccination following the outbreak of the disease declared by Department of Health last month. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

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

Traveling? You may need to get a polio vaccine certificate – here’s how

Nov 05, 2019 - 5:30 PM

(UPDATED) Several countries now require Filipino travelers to present proof that they’ve been vaccinated against the polio virus

[PODCAST] Bakit kailangang magpabakuna?

Oct 18, 2019 - 4:22 PM

Bakit nagkaroon ng panibagong polio outbreak sa Pilipinas at paano ito maaayos?

Even before Dengvaxia scare, Davao City had low immunization rate – Sara

Oct 10, 2019 - 12:28 PM

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

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PH needs to strengthen routine immunization system – WHO official

Oct 02, 2019 - 11:38 AM

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.

STRENGTHEN IMMUNIZATION. World Health Organization representative to the Philippines Rabindra Abeyasinghe stresses the need to strengthen routine immunization systems amid concurrent outbreaks in the Philippines.

Shift in vaccine use needed to eradicate polio – WHO experts

Oct 24, 2015 - 8:05 AM

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

END POLIO NOW. A health worker administers a polio vaccine to a child, in Peshawar, Pakistan, 14 September 2015. Pakistan still accounts for the majority of polio cases globally. Photo by Arshad Arbab/EPA

Three arrested for beating polio vaccinators in Pakistan

Nov 28, 2014 - 10:39 PM

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

POLIO. A child is vaccinated against polio during a three-day nationwide campaign to eradicate polio, in Pakistan, on April 2014. File photo by Wali Khan Shinwari/EPA

Confusion reigns in Pakistan after polio guidelines

May 21, 2014 - 3:49 PM

The World Health Organization declared a public health emergency at the start of May after new polio cases began surfacing from countries including Pakistan

Going abroad? DOH mulls mandatory oral polio vaccine

May 15, 2014 - 4:15 PM

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

AMEND THE LAW. New Health Spokesperson Dr Lyndon Lee Suy says the department is in talks with lawmakers on updating the AIDS law in the country. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

3 bomb blasts targeting Pakistan polio vaccination team kill 12

Mar 01, 2014 - 5:36 PM

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

Vaccinators refuse to join polio campaign in Pakistan

Jan 10, 2014 - 8:10 PM

Efforts to stamp out the crippling disease in Pakistan have been seriously hampered by militant attacks on health workers inoculating children

Syria polio: 20M Mideast children to get vaccine

Nov 09, 2013 - 10:22 AM

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

FIGHTING POLIO. A Syrian doctor gives polio vaccine to a Syrian child during a government campaign to rein in the spread of the disease, at a health care center, in Damascus, Syria, 06 November 2013. EPA/Youssef Badawi

Gunmen kill 2 polio workers in northwestern Pakistan

Jun 16, 2013 - 6:24 PM

Gunmen on a motorbike shot dead two health workers during an anti polio drive in northwest Pakistan