CENTRAL VISAYAS, April 18 (PIA) --- The Department of Health (DOH) here reiterated the importance of vaccination that would help the public especially the children safe from diseases.
In a recent Association of Government Officer - Philippine Information Agency (AGIO-PIA7) Forum, Medical Officer III of DOH-7 Dr. Emmelie Pfleider-Silao stressed the importance of immunization in line with the celebration of the World Immunization Week.
Silao said that immunization is a process wherein a person can beef up his own immune system against diseases.
“We need to have a vaccine once or twice a month so that we will not be easily affected by the virus or other diseases, but if the children have completed their vaccine, they will not be easily affected by any diseases. That’s why vaccination is mostly needed by the children,” she added.
Silao added that the vaccination and immunization program of the government is free and available even in far-flung barangays in the region.
“The vaccination is open and free in any Health Centers and Barangay Health Welfares as this is our way of advocacy to remind our parents that vaccination is free and available to all childrens, parents and citizens.” she said. (PIA 7/ Jahya Lykha E. Saludaga / PIT Intern)