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No parental consent, no vaccination – DOH

Officials from the Department of Health (DOH) reminded school officials that no children will be given vaccines unless with parental consent.

This call is in line with the relaunching of the 2019 School-based Immunization program this August.

Last Thursday, Aug. 1, top officials from DOH in Region 7 and as well as from the Department of Education (DepEd) in Region 7 came to the launching at the Don Vicente Rama Memorial Elementary School.

In a press conference after the event, DOH-7 Regional Director Jaime Bernadas emphasized that it will be the school clinic who will administer the vaccination in every school in the region.

They are targetting 195,399 school children to benefit from the program for 2019.

However, those who will be prioritized first will be from Grade 1, 4, and 7 levels since supply for the vaccines, as of this writing, is still enough for their numbers.

But once the additional supplies will arrive, they will ensure that their target for this year will be achieved.

Among the boosters that they will provide include a vaccine against measles, tetanus, and diphtheria, and human papilloma virus (HPV).

HPV vaccine will be given to young girls aged nine to 14 years old.

Apart from public schools, private schools will also benefit from it.

 

 

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