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Ligtas tigdas! Calapan City offers free measles vaccination

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Starting today, the Calapan City government will offer free measles vaccination.

In a Ligtas Tigdas advisory from the City Health and Sanitation Department, the city government that the free vaccination will be held at the Calapan City Pier from 8 am to 5 pm.

“Simula ika 18 ng Pebrero, magkakaron ng libreng pagbabakuna ang City Government of Calapan sa pamamagitan ng City Health and Sanitation Department sa pangunguna ni Dra. Basilisa Llanto sa Calapan City Pier mula ika 8 ng umaga hanggang ika 5 ng hapon araw-araw,” the advisory read.

“Samantala, magkakaroon din ng pagbabakuna sa Xentro Mall tuwing Sabado at Linggo ganap na ika 1 hanggang ika 6 ng hapon na magsisimula sa ika 23 ng Pebrero,” it added.

The said free vaccination was an initiative of Mayor Arnan Panaligan to combat measles outbreak.

The Health department recently declared measles outbreak in several areas in the country.

Meanwhile, the medical doctors of the Department of Health (DOH) and the Provincial Health Office (PHO) also urged the parents to vaccinate their children to prevent measles.

A Tigdas Knock-Out Media Forum was recently held at the Oriental Mindoro Provincial Hospital (OMPH) Conference Hall, in Calapan City.