Mandaluyong intensifies child vaccination program
The Department of Health's Chikiting Ligtas program, aimed at providing extensive vaccination against measles, rubella, and polio for infants and children, was the highlight of Mandaluyong City's weekly program. Dr. Kym Eugenio and Dr. Zyril Princess Evangelista of the City Health Department shared important information regarding the program, which includes free vaccination for newborns up to five years old.
Vaccination activities will take place in various health centers in the city, while a door-to-door vaccination campaign will be launched from May 2 to reach more families.
Meanwhile, two more barangays in Mandaluyong City, Barangka Ibaba under Kap Edwin Sta. Maria and Barangay Hagdan Bato Libis under Kap Nilo Torres, have been certified as drug-cleared areas. The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-National Capital Region, Mandaluyong Drug Abuse Council, and Philippine National Police-Mandaluyong collaborated in implementing the Buhay Ingatan, Droga Ayawan (BIDA) program to help barangays achieve certification and protect residents from drug abuse.
Mayor Ben Abalos congratulated the barangay leaders and expressed gratitude to MADAC Chief Tracy Domingo, Mandaluyong Chief of Police Col Mel Unos, and PDEA Assistant Regional Director Laura Nebato for their support in this initiative.
The city government of Mandaluyong continues to support programs that promote the health and welfare of its residents, especially its youngest members.
Vaccination programs and drug-clearing initiatives are part of the city's efforts to create a safe and healthy environment for all its residents.
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