Makati LGU starts house-to-house immunization of babies, children

Published October 11, 2021, 8:35 AM

by Patrick Garcia

The Makati City local government, together with the Department of Health (DOH) resumed on Monday the house-to-house routine immunization of its infant and minor residents after being postponed due to the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) previously implemented in Metro Manila amid the surging cases of COVID-19.

In a Facebook post, the Makati Health Department (MHD) said that parents are encouraged to have their children inoculated with the following vaccines:

*MR (measles-rubella) vaccine for children 24 months and below;

*MRTD (measles-rubella-tetanus-diphtheria) vaccine for children 6-7 years old;

*MRTD (measles-rubella-tetanus-diphtheria) vaccine for children 12-13 years old.

The local government unit (LGU) reminded parents to stay at home and wait for the schedule of the MHD’s house-to-house vaccination from their health centers. The house to house vaccination will last until October 29.

Meanwhile, the vaccination in the city’s health centers will start on October 30 to December 22.

First time vaccinees may also proceed to the health center for the scheduling of their vaccination.

The LGU said that residents may call (02) 8870-1619 if they have other questions about the vaccination or they may proceed to their nearest health center.

It added that aside from combating COVID-19 and its more contagious Delta variant, the city is also promoting the vaccination of infants against other diseases.