CHO, DepEd launch school-based immunization

The City Health office and the Department of Education Monday launched the School-Based Immunization as part of the Ok DepEd Oplan Kalusugan Kickoff 2019.

City Health Officer Dr. Dulce Miravite said the CHO will start the school-based immunization for children specifically from Kinder to Grade 7 in all public schools in the city.

The students will avail of measles-containing vaccines (MCV) and Human Papilloma Virus (HPC) vaccines.

CHO teams will schedule visits to the different schools in the city to reach out to all students with the ultimate goal of preventing morbidity or mortality in children.

Vaccines are provided to children as protection against contagious diseases such as polio, measles, German measles, diphtheria and tetanus.

Meanwhile, the CHO and the City Nutrition Committee spearheaded last July 1, the launching of nutrition month at a mall in Tetuan.

The launching program was highlighted by a jingle and choreography contest among national high schools in the city. First placer was the Zamboanga City High School-main, second place went to Ayala  National High School while the third place went to Arena Blanco National High School.

The Nutrition Month celebration this July is themed “Kumain nang wasto at Maging Akibo..Push Natin ‘to!”.  (Sheila Covarrubias)