ANGELES CITY–The city government here under the leadership of Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr. is encouraging parents of children 0-59 months old to have them vaccinated against Vaccine Preventable Diseases (VPD) such as measles, rubella and polio during the house-to-house vaccination campaign in May 2-31, 2023.
Lazatin seeks to curb the transmission of the said transmissible diseases among Angeleño kids by delivering them vaccines directly to their households.
The grassroots level program aims to hasten the delivery of Measles-Rubella (MR) and Oral Poliovirus Vaccine (OPV) to the public by bringing it directly to the households of the recipients.
“Para po ito sa kalusugan at kapakanan ng mga batang Angeleño. Hinihikayat ko po ang mga magulang na pabakunahan niyo po ang inyong mga anak,” he urged.
The campaign will be undertaken by the City Health Office (CHO), led by Dr. Verona Guevarra with Nurse Supervisor Evelinda Mariano which will be delivered to Angeleño kids free of charge.
As instructed by Mayor Lazatin, the health officials are set to administer MR vaccines to a total of 35,058 kids ages 9-59 months, and as well as 41,010 kids, ages 0-59 months old with OPV which equates to a 100% target.
“Lahat po ng bata sa siyudad ay dapat mabakunahan. Kami na po mismo ang magdadala ng bakuna sa inyong tahanan para maging kumbinyente at mabilis para sainyo ang bakunahan,” Lazatin said.
Delivery of the said vaccine shall cover all the 33 barangays in the city and will kick-start in barangay Pampang starting May 2, 2023.
Chief Adviser IC Calaguas and Executive Assistant IV Reina Manuel will ensure the proper implementation of the campaign through Dr. Guevarra and Mariano.
Meanwhile, Lazatin instructed Business Permit and Licensing Division Chief Evangeline Malonzo to appeal and encourage homeowners associations in every subdivisions in the city to allow Barangay Health Workers to conduct house-to-house vaccination in their premises.
Lazatin also ordered Barangay Affairs and Public Assistance Center Deputy Ryan David to coordinate the schedule of the house-to-house vaccination to all barangay officials for them to aid the city health workers in the delivery of vaccines.
To recall, the Angeles City Government have been conducting community-based immunization of measles, rubella and Polio for Angeleño children since 2021 amid challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mayor Lazatin ensures that he will continue to create programs that will ensure the health of Angeleño citizens in his administration.