Thursday, April 7, 2011 | By: Jenggai

Free vaccines, anyone?

Due to measles outbreak in some parts of the country, the Department of Health recently launched its door-to-door measles vaccination program entitled Iligtas sa Tigdas ang Pinas. The program aims to reduce measles cases among children. The free Measles and German Measles vaccines are given to children nine months to eight years old. Free capsules of Vitamin A, which provides good eyesight, stronger bones and boosts the immune system, is also given along with the vaccines.

The Marikina Health Office personnel had its door-to-door visit yesterday and early this morning which made the children in our area scream and run for their lives :)

Andrei and my niece, who are both two years old, did not avail of the free vaccines as they are already scheduled to be vaccinated with MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) this coming Saturday. My sister-in-law, who works at the Quezon City Health Office, will give them the shots.

The last time I inquired about the MMR shots with Andrei's pedia it costs Php 900.00. That's equivalent to one can of Andrei's milk. Thanks to DOH. Well, I better get my ears ready for Andrei's deafening screams on Saturday. I just hope he'll get over it quickly.

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