Zamboanga City to conduct polio vaccinations ahead of World Polio Day observance

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The city government of Zamboanga will hold simultaneous polio vaccinations in its various health centers Wednesday, October 23.

Dr. Dulce Amor Miravite, chief of the City Health Office (CHO), said the “Sabayang Patak Contra Polio” is in line with the World Polio Day observance.

Globally observed on October 24, Miravite said the city will hold the event a day earlier to coincide with the “bakuna” day in health centers which falls on Wednesdays.

“It will be simultaneously done in our health centers, but el diaton highlight will be in Sta. Maria, Tetuan, and Sta. Catalina,” she said.

The doctor reiterated the need for vaccinations for children to prevent polio. She cited the Department of Health’s Balik Bakuna advocacy and emphasized that vaccinations are safe and proven effective.

“For us to be protected, necesita kita manda man bakuna con diaton maga bata,” she said.

For polio, three doses are needed by children under one-year-old for full protection against the virus. #