Bacolod City Council pushes for massive measles vaccination drive

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The Bacolod City Sangguniang Panlungsod has urged parents and caregivers to support the anti-measles vaccination campaign in the city.

Panay News reported that the Council passed a resolution implementing and promoting the immunization program after the Department of Health declared a measles outbreak in Western Visayas.

A total of 53 cases of suspected measles from January to February 10 were reported in Bacolod, the City Health Office (CHO) said.

In her resolution, Councilor Em Ang, citing CHO records, 50 percent of those with suspected measles were children aged three months old to 5 years old.

Ang stressed that measles is a preventable disease, noting that “immunization is still the main action point in controlling and eradicating the spread of its virus.”