Taguig tops anti-polio campaign; conducts free supplemental oral polio vaccination to residents


 

Highest score in NCR

 

Taguig ranked first among the local government units of the National Capital Region (NCR) in implementing the health department’s “Sabayang Patak kontra Polio” (SPV) campaign.

 

On the 11th day of the 14-day program, Taguig received a rating of 102 percent, snatching the highest score among the cities and municipality of NCR. It successfully vaccinated a total number of 96,866 children in its vicinity.

 

These results were validated by teams from the Department of Health and the World Health Organization, who conducted Rapid Coverage Assessment.

 

Following announcements of a polio outbreak in the country last Sept. 19, the City of Taguig amplified its campaign against the disease by administering vaccinations in barangay health centers and conducting house-to-house visits.

 

This aligned with DOH Memorandum No. 2019-0318 reiterating the conduct in NCR of the SPV campaign on Oct. 14-27 and then on Nov. 25-Dec. 7.

 

Under the program, children aged 0-59 months old should receive oral poliomyelitis (polio) vaccination to help them fight the virus that may lead to lifetime paralysis (from lower extremities and muscles to organs that control our breathing) and even death.

 

With the citation, DOH Health Policy and Systems Development Undersecretary Mario Villaverde expressed his gratitude to the probinsyudad.

 

In response to the praise, Taguig City’s National Immunization Program Coordinator Dr. Jennifer Lou Lorico-De Guzman, said the rating transcended numbers and actually meant a stronger initial protection against the polio virus.

 

To achieve a whopping coverage, Taguig City augmented its working force by reorienting its Barangay Health Workers (BHW) and City Health Personnel on how to properly vaccinate and handle polio vaccine vials.

 

“Not just doctors, our BHWs also voluntarily work on the weekends just to make sure that we reach our target every day,” she added.

 

She also cited the collaborative effort among medical practitioners from private hospitals such as St. Luke’s Medical Center-Global City, Medical Center Taguig and Cruz-Rabe Hospital was an effective strategy.

 

Dr. De Guzman noted that, aside from the goal of having a high accomplishment coverage, the City Health Office, through the City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU) and its hospital disease surveillance network, continues to actively monitor cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) using the AFP surveillance system, a key strategy towards polio eradication.

 

Taguig’s health office continues to provide free routine vaccines composed of Hepatitis B, BCG (Bacillus Calmette–Guérin), DPT (Diptheria, Tetanus Toxoids and Pertussis), Hib (Haemophilus Influenzae Type B ), Pentavalent vaccine or 5-in-1 vaccine and Polio Vaccine through Barangay Health and Super Health Centers.

 

In November 2018, Taguig started providing human papilloma virus vaccines to schoolgirls aged 9-14. The shot aims to protect female pupils from cervical cancer.

 

Other school-based immunization programs are for Measles Rubella (MR) and Tetanus Diptheria (Td) adminitered to all Grade 1 and 7 learners.

 

Pneumococcal vaccines are also offered to Taguigeño senior citizens. ###

 
 
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Pinakamataas na puntos sa NCR
Taguig nanguna sa kampanya kontra polio; namahagi ng libreng supplemental oral polio vaccination sa mga residente

Nanguna ang Taguig sa mga local government unit sa National Capital Region (NCR) sa pagpapatupad ng “Sabayang Patak kontra Polio” (SPV) campaign ng Department of Health (DOH). 

Sa ika-11 araw ng 14-day program, nakakuha ang Taguig ng rating na 102 percent at nasungkit ang pinakamataas na puntos sa mga syudad at munisipalidad sa NCR.

Umabot sa 96,866 na residente ang nabakunahan sa Taguig.

Ang resulta ay dumaan sa validation ng grupo mula sa DOH at World Health Organization, na nagsagawa ng Rapid Coverage Assessment.
 

Kasunod ng pag-anunsyo ng polio outbreak sa bansa noong Sept. 19, ang City of Taguig ay agarang pinalakas ang kampanya kontra sa nasabing sakit sa pamamagitan ng pagsagawa ng pagbabakuna sa barangay health centers at house-to-house visits.

 

Nakalinya ito sa DOH Memorandum No. 2019-0318 na nananawagan sa pagpapatupad sa NCR ng nasabing SPV campaign mula Oct. 14-27 at Nov. 25-Dec. 7.

 

Sa ilalim ng programa, ang mga kabataan na may edad 0-59 buwan ay binibigyan ng oral poliomyelitis (polio) vaccination upang matulungan ang kanilang pangangatawan na labanan ang virus na maaaring magdulot ng habang buhay na paralysis (sa mga paa at binti at mga muscle na kumokontrol sa organs sa ating paghinga) na pwedeng mauwi sa kamatayan.

 

Matapos ang pagkilala, agad na nagpahayag ng kagalakan si DOH Health Policy and Systems Development Undersecretary Mario Villaverde sa probinsyudad sa epektibong pagpapatupad ng anti-polio drive.

 

Bilang sa sagot naman sa pagkilala, saad ni Taguig City National Immunization Program Coordinator Dr. Jennifer Lou Lorico-De Guzman na ang puntos ay patunay na mas malawak ang proteksyon na ibinigay ng lungsod sa mga residente laban sa polio virus.

 

Upang makuha ang malawak na coverage, pinalakas ng Taguig City ang working force sa pamamagitan ng pagsagawa ng reorientation sa mga Barangay Health Workers (BHW) at City Health Personnel kung paano isagawa nang maayos ang pagbakuna at pag-handle ng polio vaccine vials.

 

“Hindi lamang mga doktor, maging ang ating BHWs ay nagsagawa ng voluntary work kada weekends upang maayos ang pagbigay at mas malawak ang masakop ng target kada araw,” ayon pa kay Dr. De Guzman.

 

Dagdag pa niya na ang collaborative effort sa medical practitioners mula pribadong hospitals kagaya ng St. Luke’s Medical Center-Global City, Medical Center Taguig at Cruz-Rabe Hospital ay naging epektibong estratehiya.

 

Wika pa ni De Guzman na bukod pa sa layuning mas malawak na accomplishment coverage, ang City Health Office, sa pamamagitan ng City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU) at ang hospital disease surveillance network, ay patuloy na nagmo-monitor ng mga kaso ng acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) gamit ang AFP surveillance system, isang mabisang estratihiya sa pagsawat ng polio.

 

Ang Taguig health office ay patuloy rin na nagbibigay ng libreng routine vaccines kasama ang Hepatitis B, BCG (Bacillus Calmette–Guérin), DPT (Diptheria, Tetanus Toxoids and Pertussis), Hib (Haemophilus Influenzae Type B ), Pentavalent vaccine o ang 5-in-1 vaccine at Polio Vaccine sa mga Barangay Health at Super Health Centers.

 

Noong November 2018, ang Taguig ay nagsimulang magbigay ng human papilloma virus vaccines sa mga babaeng estudyante na may edad 9-14. Ang mga bakunang ito ay upang mabigyan proteksyon ang mga babaeng estudyante laban sa cervical cancer.

 

Ang iba pang school-based immunization programs ay para rin sa Measles Rubella (MR) at Tetanus Diptheria (Td) na ibinibigay sa mga Grade 1 at 7 na estudyante.

 

Ang Pneumococcal vaccines ay ibinibigay din sa mga Taguigeño na senior citizens. ###


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