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12 Hospitals In Metro Manila That Offer Free Oral Polio Vaccines For Kids 5 and BelowIt is part of the Department of Health's Sabayang Patak Kontra Polio campaign.by Kitty Elicay .
After the Department of Health launched its synchronized polio vaccination campaign called “Sabayang Patak Kontra Polio,” yesterday, October 14, 2019, various hospitals in Metro Manila have expressed their support for the program and offered details on how children 5 years old and below can avail of the free oral polio vaccine in their institutions.
The mass vaccination aims to boost polio by giving three doses of the oral polio vaccine to all children five years and below, regardless of their immunization status. The DOH reiterates that there is no “overdose” of the polio vaccine, which is why children who have completed the required doses may still get the drops for additional protection.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
12 hospitals that offer oral polio vaccine for free
The OPV will be administered by putting two drops in the child’s mouth. For children who will be getting the vaccine for the first time, a record will be made to ensure that no child will miss the two remaining doses of OPV, which will be administered in November 2019 and January 2020.
Here is a list of hospitals that offer free polio vaccination. Remember to bring your child’s baby book or vaccination records during your visit.
Makati Medical CenterADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Address: 2 Amorsolo Street, Legazpi Village, Makati,
When: October 14-27, 2019, Mondays to Saturdays, from 9:00 a.m. to 12 nn
Where: 1st Floor, CP Manahan, Tower 1 (Back of Burger King)
VRP Medical Center
Address: 163 EDSA Mandaluyong
When: October 14-27, 2019, Monday to Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Urgent Care Center
Call 8464-9999 local 225 for more information.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Manila Doctors Hospital
Address: Teodoro M. Kalaw Sr. St., Manila
When: October 14-18 and October 21-25, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. / October 19 and 26, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 nn
Where: North Wing (Kalaw) Lobby, Norberto Ty Medical Tower II
Call 8558-0888 local 2610 or 0562 for more information.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital
Address: 46 P. Sanchez St., Sta. Mesa, Manila
When: October 14-27, 2019
Where: Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12 nn at Main Hospital Lobby and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Ground Floor, Infection Control Unit; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Main Hospital Lobby
Call 8716-8001 to 20 local 1205 for more information.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
University of Santo Tomas Hospital
Address: Espana Blvd, Sampaloc, Manila
When: October 14-19 and October 21-26, 2019, Mondays to Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Conference Room, Ground Floor, St. Vincent Ferrer, OP
Asian Hospital and Medical CenterADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Address: 2205 Civic Drive, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
When: October 14-26, 2019 and November 25 to December 7, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 12nn and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Outpatient Health Services (OHS) Pediatric Clinic, Lower Ground Floor, Tower 1
Note: Bring your child’s baby book or immunization records. Call OHS Pediatric Clinic at 8771-9000 local 8018 for more information.
De Los Santos Medical CenterADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Address: 201 E. Rodriguez Sr. Ave, Quezon City
When: October 14-18 and October 21-25, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; October 19 and 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 nn
Where: Outpatient Department (OPD), Lower Ground Floor, Main Hospital Building
Call 889-DLSMC (35762) ext. 7174 for more information.
Fe Del Mundo Medical CenterADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Address: 11 Banawe St., Quezon City
When: October 14-27, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 12 nn
Where: OPD Ground Floor Annex Building
Note: Bring your child’s baby book or immunization records
Address: Regalado Ave., Brgy. Fairview, Quezon City
When: October 14 to 27, 2019 and November 25 to December 7, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Former emergency roomADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
St. Luke’s Medical Center Quezon City
Address: 279 E. Rodriguez Sr. Ave, Quezon City
When: October 14-17 and October 21-25 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; November 25-30, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; December 1-7, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Physical Rehabilitation AreaADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Adventist Medical Center Manila
Address: 1975 Donada St. cor San Juan St., Pasay City
When: October 15-18, 2019 starting at 9:00 a.m.
Where: Main Lobby of the hospital
St. Luke’s Medical Center – Global CityADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Address: 5th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
When: October 14-18 and October 21-25, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: BDO Lounge, 2nd Floor, Medical Arts Building
Call the Institute of Pediatrics and Child Health at 8789-7700 ext. 7760 for more information.
Apart from getting a free polio vaccine in hospitals, the DOH is also conducting door-to-door vaccination in the following cities and provinces, which are considered high-risk areas: National Capital Region (NCR), Lanao del Sur, Marawi City, Davao del Sur, and Davao City. The agency will also ensure that barangay health units and municipal health centers have enough supply of the polio vaccine.
According to guidelines released by the Philippine Pediatric Society (PPS) and Pediatric Infectious Disease Society of the Philippines (PIDSP), the primary series for polio vaccination consists of three doses of OPV and a dose of inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) given with the third dose of OPV.
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