Target exceeded: Navotas reaches milestone in MR-TD vaccination of kids

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The city government of Navotas has already inoculated more than its target number of children aged 6-7 years old, a week after it started the community-based immunization against measles, rubella, tetanus, and diphtheria (MR-TD).

Data from the Department of Health showed that Navotas has vaccinated 6,309 6- and 7-year-old kids or 106.15% of the 5,944 target. Meanwhile, 5,472 out of 5,756 children aged 12 and 13 years old have also received MR-TD vaccine as of October 21, 2021.

“We are grateful to our health workers for their relentless efforts in protecting our children from diseases. We also thank the parents and guardians for their cooperation in our immunization program,” Navotas Mayor Toby Tiangco said.

Tiangco said he is hopeful that the city’s COVID-19 vaccination of teens aged 12 to 17 years old against COVID-19 will have the same reception and acceptance as with the MR-TD vaccination program.

“It is crucial that we reach our target at the earliest time so our children will soon enjoy greater mobility, as well as access to face-to-face classes,” he added.