Children in Philippines receive vaccines against polio, measles

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

More than 30,000 children are being targeted as part of a vaccination campaign in Tacloban, Philippines, the city hit hardest by Typhoon Haiyan, the World Health Organization recently announced.

The government of the Philippines, WHO and the U.N. Children’s Fund joined with other partners to vaccinate children against polio and measles. The vaccination drive, which is targeting children under the age of five in all the typhoon-affected areas, will also provide vitamin A supplements and screen children for malnutrition.

Source: Vaccine News (link opens in a new window)

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