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PRC EXCEEDS MEASLES, POLIO VACCINATION TARGET

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) achieved twice the target for the supplemental vaccinations for measles-rubella and oral polio, offering protection for the children from these life-threatening diseases. PRC continued its mass immunization program; and from October 26 to November 25, it achieved 110,354 vaccinations in Luzon and Mindanao which is 129% over its target of 50,000 […]

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TRUST IN GOVT’S IMMUNIZATION PROGRAM – GORDON

With the Philippines ranking third worldwide with the highest incidence of measles over a 12-month period from January to June this year with 45,847 cases, according to the World Health Organization, Senator Dick Gordon is calling on the public to bring thier trust back in the government’s Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI). “People should not […]

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PUBLIC’S TRUST IN VACCINATION NOW RESTORED – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon lauded the efforts of both the Department of Health (DOH) and the Philippine Red Cross to close the immunization gap, amid the vaccination scare caused by the controversial anti-dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia. Gordon, also chairman of the Philippine Red Cross, said the health department is gaining ground to regain the public’s trust in […]

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GORDON, PRC WERE HELPFUL IN GOV’T RESPONSE VS MEASLES OUTBREAK – DUQUE

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III commended Senator Dick Gordon and the Philippine Red Cross, which Gordon heads, for aiding the Department of Health, especially in responding to the measles outbreak which is currently affecting Metro Manila and some parts of Luzon and the Visayas. “Nagpapasalamat po ako kay Sen. Gordon – ang laki-laki ng kanyang […]

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HELP PH RED CROSS IN CAMPAIGN VS MEASLES – GORDON

More than a majority of Manila’s barangays has responded in unison to the call of Senator Dick Gordon to prevent a measles outbreak in the city, which he has considered as “ground zero” where 1,296 measles cases and 18 deaths have been recorded from January 1 to February 9 this year. Of Manila’s 896 barangay […]

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GORDON TO DOH: BOOST INFO DRIVE ON MEASLES VACCINE

With the gap in vaccination coverage in the country steadily widening since 2014 which contributed to the current measles outbreak in Metro Manila and in some parts of Luzon and the Visayas, Senator Dick Gordon is calling for urgent efforts to increase vaccination coverage. During the NDRRMC (National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council) Response […]

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NO NEED TO DECLARE STATE OF CALAMITY IN REGIONS HIT BY MEASLES OUTBREAK – GORDON

Senator Dick Gordon, has shot down a proposal to place regions hit by the measles outbreak under a state of calamity in the wake of 70 deaths from the deadly disease, with majority of the fatalities coming from the CALABARZON (Cavite Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon) regions. During the NDRRMC Response Cluster meeting recently, Gordon […]

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IMMUNIZATION IS BEST PROTECTION VS MEASLES – ANGARA

Senator Sonny Angara is urging parents to have their children immunized against measles at any government health center, saying immunization is the best protection against the highly contagious disease that has so far affected more than 130 people in Pampanga, including three who have died due to complications. Pampanga has recorded the second highest number […]

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INTERAGENCY EFFORT NEEDED TO COMBAT MEASLES – PIMENTEL

“Let’s stop the blame game and vaccine fearmongering. What we urgently need now is close cooperation between the DOH, DSWD, DILG and even the DepEd in stemming the measles outbreak.” This was the statement made by Senator Koko Pimentel III as he called on various government agencies to coordinate with one another to ensure that […]

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STOP OUTBREAK, GIVE CHILDREN VACCINE VS MEASLES – GORDON

With the measles outbreak spreading to Luzon, Central and Eastern Visayas, Senator Dick Gordon, chairman of the Philippine Red Cross, called on parents to have their children vaccinated to stem the spread of the outbreak. “Sa mga magulang, wag natin isawalang-bahala ang kalusugan ng ating mga anak. Pabakunahan na natin sila bago pa lumalaganap ng […]