September 28, 2023

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – The Municipal Health Services Office has scheduled a two-week house-to-house vaccination to cover the schedules that were disrupted by the imposition enhanced community quarantine.

MHSO Officer-in-Charge Genevieve Degay said children not administered with regular vaccines in the last two weeks of March up to April are the target of the house-to-house vaccination dubbed, “Catch up Bakuna.”

The activity aims to ensure that children get their regular vaccines to keep them healthy and protected from any outbreak of vaccine-preventable diseases.

Since all the MHSO staff have been exposed during contact tracing of suspect or probable Covid-19 cases, Degay said they hired nurses and midwives to go around barangays to implement the Catch up Bakuna for two weeks. 

Among the vaccines skipped during the ECQ are oral polio vaccines or OPV, pneumococcal conjugate vaccine or PCV, pentavalent vaccine or Penta); and the measles, mu  mps rubella or MMR vaccine.

The schedule per barangay is as follows: Bahong,  May 7 and 8; Ambiong, May 7 and 11; Shilan, May 7 and 8; Puguis, May 11 to 15;  Lubas,  May 11 and 12; Tawang, May 12 and 13; Betag, May 14 and 15; Pico, May 11 to 13 and  Beckel, May 13 and 14.

Earlier schedules were Alno last May 4; Poblacion, May 4 to 7; Balili, May 4 to 6, Bineng and Wangal on May 4 and 5; and barangays Cruz and Alapang, May 6.

To accommodate those who may not be able to avail of the immunization service during their schedule, a catch-up vaccination is set on May 14 and 15. 

Parents and guardians of children without any record and due for vaccination are encouraged to provide their child’s name, address, and contact number for easy location.

For further details or queries, parents may contact their respective barangay health workers. – Susan C. Aro