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Get Your Child's Polio Vaccine For Free At These 13 Hospitals In Metro ManilaThe nationwide polio vaccination campaign is back for a second round.by Kitty Elicay .
After a successful first round of the nationwide polio vaccination campaign, the Department of Health (DOH) will start its second round of the “Sabayang Patak Kontra Polio,” today, November 25 until December 7, 2019. Free polio vaccines will be given in the whole National Capital Region (NCR) and the Mindanao region.
The DOH urges parents to have all children below 5 years old (0 to 59 months) vaccinated, whether or not they have received the polio vaccine previously. The agency reiterates that there is no “overdose” of the polio vaccine — it is safe for children to receive the vaccine even if they have already completed the required doses.
13 hospitals in Metro Manila that offer free polio vaccine
While the DOH will conduct door-to-door vaccinations in NCR and Mindanao, several hospitals in Metro Manila have also expressed their support for the program and offered details on how children can avail of free polio vaccines in their institutions.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
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.
Perpetual Help Medical Center Las PiñasADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOWDon't forget to bring your child’s baby book or vaccination records during your visit.PHOTO BY PERPETUAL HELP MEDICAL CENTER LAS PINAS/Facebook
Address: Alabang-Zapote Road, Las Piñas
When: November 25 to December 7, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 12nn and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Lobby Area, Medical Arts Building
Call Infectious Prevention Control Unit at 8874-ALTA (8515) local 251 for more information
Our Lady of Lourdes HospitalADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Address: 46 P. Sanchez St., Sta. Mesa, Manila
When: November 25 to December 7, 2019
Where: Monday to Friday: Main Hospital Lobby from 9 a.m. to 12 nn and Ground Floor Infection Control Unit from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m; Saturdays: Main Hospital Lobby from 10 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Marikina Valley Medical CenterADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Address: Sumulong Highway, Marikina City
When: November 25-29 and December 2-6, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 2nd floor, MVMC Medical Arts Building
Call 8-682-2222 local 174 for more information
Asian Hospital And Medical CenterADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Address: 2205 Civic Drive, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
When: November 25 to December 7, 2019, Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 nn and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Outpatient Health Services (OHS) Pediatric Clinic, Lower Ground Floor, Tower 1
Call the OHS Pediatric clinic at 8-771-9000 loc 8018 for more information
The Medical CityADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Address: Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City
When: November 25-29 and December 2-6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; November 30 and December 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; December 1 and December 8 from 9 a.m. to 12nn
Where: 4F Pedia office during weekdays and 4F conference room on weekends
Capitol Medical CenterADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Address: Quezon Avenue cor. Scout Magbanua St., Quezon City
When: November 25 to December 7, 2019
Where: Outpatient Department from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Emergency Room from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Call the Department of Pediatrics at 8-3723825 loc 174 for more information.
De Los Santos Medical CenterADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Address: 201 E. Rodriguez Sr. Ave, Quezon City
When: November 25-29 and December 2-6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and December 7 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Where: 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: November 25-30 and December 2-7, 2019; Mondays to Fridays from 8 a.m. to 12nn and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: OPD, Ground Floor, Annex Building
Call 8712-0845 loc. 1113 for more information
Address: Regalado Ave., Brgy. Fairview, Quezon City
When: November 25 to December 7, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (except Sundays)
Where: Former Emergency RoomADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
St. Luke’s Medical Center Quezon City
Address: 279 E. Rodriguez Sr. Ave, Quezon City
When: November 25-30, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and December 1-7, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Physical Rehabilitation Area
The Philippine Children’s Medical CenterADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Address: Quezon Avenue, corner Agham Rd, Diliman, Quezon City
When: November 25 to December 7, 2019, Mondays to Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Call 7-588-9900 for more information
World Citi Medical Center
Address: 960 Aurora Blvd., Project 4, Quezon City
When: November 27-December 7, 2019
St. Luke’s Medical Center-Global CityADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
Address: 5th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
When: November 25-29 and December 2-7, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: BDO Lounge, 2nd Floor Medical Arts Building
Call the Institute of Pediatrics and Child Health at 8-789-7700 ext. 7760 for more information
There are now eight confirmed cases of polio in the Philippines, as another case was confirmed today, November 25. According to the DOH, the eighth case is a nine-year-old girl from Basilan who had not received any vaccines for polio.
The other three cases, reported last November 20, are children ages 1, 2, and 4, who were admitted to the Cotabato Regional Medical Center as they exhibited polio symptoms including fever, cough, and weakness in legs, and facial muscles, according to a report by Rappler.
The DOH said the infant and toddler were unvaccinated with the polio vaccine, while the 4-year-old was not able to complete her doses.
According to an article by The Philippine Star, the DOH is also monitoring other possible cases of polio in Mindanao. Health Undersecretary Eric Domingo said the confirmation of new polio cases is a cause of concern for health authorities.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
In September 2019, the DOH declared a polio outbreak in the country after the illness re-emerged after 19 years.
Polio vaccine is the best protection against polio. Click here to learn more about this deadly infectious disease.
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