vaccines in the Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on vaccines in the Philippines


[PODCAST] Bakit kailangang magpabakuna?

Oct 18, 2019 - 4:22 PM

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

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.

LIVE: Senate hearing on the proposed immunization program policy

Sep 24, 2019 - 1:04 PM

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Recto urges DOH to boost immunization drive, 'triage' its budget

Sep 21, 2019 - 3:55 PM

Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto says 'at least 4 items' in the DOH’s proposed 2020 budget could be used to increase the national immunization drive turnout

'Polio vaccine is very safe,' DOH reminds public amid epidemic

Sep 20, 2019 - 1:55 PM

'Please, I beg of you, for the sake of our children...make sure they have proper hygiene and they get vaccinated,' Health Secretary Francisco Duque III appeals to the public as polio cases reemerge in the Philippines after 19 years

VACCINES ARE SAFE. The Department of Health urges parents to get children vaccinated amid the recently-declared polio epidemic.

Duterte urges Filipinos to have their kids vaccinated

Jan 29, 2019 - 8:10 PM

The Dengvaxia scandal should not scare Filipinos from vaccinations against measles, polio, and tetanus, says President Rodrigo Duterte

FIGHTING MEASLES. Mothers with their children crowd health workers as they avail of the free anti-polio and anti-measles vaccination at a health center in Quezon City. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

FAST FACTS: DOH's Expanded Program on Immunization

Feb 07, 2018 - 4:46 PM

(UPDATED) The Expanded Program on Immunization seeks to ensure that children, particularly infants, and their mothers have access to vaccines recommended for their age to prevent specific diseases

Duque hopes Dengvaxia issue won't deter vaccination for other diseases

Dec 01, 2017 - 3:51 PM

'There are countless number of lives that have been saved from vaccine-preventable diseases,' says Health Secretary Francisco Duque III

VACCINE'S IMPORTANCE. A health officer administers a measles shot on a young girl. File photo by Jose Del/Rappler

PH to vaccinate 700,000 babies

Jul 02, 2012 - 7:22 PM

President Aquino says the government would vaccinate 700 000 babies this year