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Pia Cayetano urges vigilance against measles despite drop in cases

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Taguig City Rep. Pia Cayetano has urged families to remain vigilant about the spread of measles in their communities despite the drop in number of cases in recent weeks.

Cayetano said Tuesday there is still no room for complacency when it comes to protecting the children from diseases.

“We are very delighted by DOH’s (Department of Health) report that measles cases in the country are already decreasing. But everyone should continue to be vigilant, ready, and non-complacent,” she said in a radio interview in Butuan City.

Even before news broke out regarding the outbreak of measles in several provinces, Cayetano had been going around the country convincing Filipino families to restore their trust in vaccines.

“Kailangan bumalik nang tuluyan ang kumpyansa sa bakuna. Dahil hindi lang tigdas ang maaaring maging panganib sa buhay ng mga anak natin, marami pang ibang delikadong sakit na pwede namang iwasan sa tulong ng bakuna,” she said.