DOH lauds Makati LGU for ‘Vax Baby Vax’ campaign

Published November 24, 2022, 4:37 PM

by Patrick Garcia

The Department of Health (DOH) lauded the Makati City government on Thursday, Nov. 24, for its efforts in ensuring that all infants in the city are protected against viruses and ailments.

In a ceremony held at the city hall, Makati City Mayor Abby Binay received the Certificate of Recognition from the DOH for the city’s outstanding performance in its “Vax-Baby-Vax” campaign which aims to inoculate infants around the country against different viruses and illnesses such as Hepatitis B, Diptheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Haemophilus Influenza Type B, Polio, Measles, Mumps, and Rubella.

The ceremony was also attended by DOH NCR regional director Dr. Gloria Balboa, National Immunization Program (NIP) coordinator of the Metro Manila Center for Health Development Arnold Alina, Makati Health Department head Dr. Vergel Binay, MHD deputy head Dr. Roland Unson, and Dr. Ethel Labayog, Mr. Paul Castro, Mr. Christian Medina, and Mr. Alvin Cortez of MHD.

According to the city government, the city achieved 103.06 percent vaccination coverage for the Routine Catch-up Immunization Activity held from Nov. 7 to 18. This is equivalent to 7,536 vaccinated children.

Makati also received a plaque of appreciation from the DOH for its significant contribution to strengthening key health reforms in the city-wide health system towards achieving Universal Health Care in Metro Manila.

In June, the city ranked as the 6th city in the National Capital Region that performed well during its “Chikiting Bakunation Days” campaign aiming to vaccinate at least one million children who failed to get or have yet to receive any routine vaccination.

Makati recorded a vaccination rate of 116.34 percent or 5,277 children vaccinated, exceeding the 4,536 target.