Red Cross deploys mobile vaccine clinic against measles, rubella

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The Philippine Red Cross has started operations of their mobile vaccine clinic intended to inoculate some 183 children in Metro Manila against measles and rubella.

About 175,000 children has already been vaccinated by the PRC against polio, measles and rubella in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, and the entire Visayas.

Mark Abrigo, PRC head for health services, said that once the COVID-19 vaccines are available in the country, the non-governmental organization will offer its services to fast-track the immunization program against the coronavirus.

“‘Pag dumating na po ang COVID-19 vaccination, tutulong ulit po ang Philippine Red Cross. Nandyan po tayo, nakahanda ang ating vaccination team.”

The mobile vaccine clinic has a cold storage facility and 2 inoculation stations, Abrigo said.

Vaccines from COVAX Facility are expected to arrive as early as the second week of February in the Philippines, starting the first wave of vaccination for front liners.

House committees to hold hearings during break

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Spread the loveMANILA – The House of Representatives has authorized for its committees to conduct hearings during the five-week congressional break, extending until late April.