National Children’s Vaccination Day vs COVID-19, itinulak

National Children’s Vaccination Day vs COVID-19, itinulak

January 26, 2022 @ 9:24 AM 8 months ago


MANILA, Philippines – Hinihikayat ng mga health expert ang Department of Health (DOH) at Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) na magsagawa ng COVID-19 vaccination day para lamang sa mga bata sa gitna ng kamakailan lamang na pagsirit ng infections sa bansa.

Sa isang webinar na may pamagat na “Omicron Truths and Myths, Pediatric COVID-19 vaccine news and the Journey to the New Normal” na idinaos, kahapon, Enero 25, pinatunayan ng mga health experts ang pagiging epektibo ng COVID-19 vaccines.

Sa kahalintulad na webinar, sinabi ni Philippine Medical Association (PMA) president Dr. Benny Atienza na hiniling din ng kanilang medical society sa national government na magsagawa ng “vaccination day for children” para tumaas at maging mabilis ang inoculation drive sa gitna ng pagtaas ng infections.

“The PMA is suggesting to the DOH and IATF that there should be a National Children’s Vaccination Day to encourage the parents, the community, or their children to be vaccinated,” ayon kay Atienza.

“The proposed vaccination day for children is important, especially among the age group of five to 11-year-olds, as well as the 12 to 18-year-olds, considering that only a small percentage of these age groups have been vaccinated against COVID-19,” dagdag na pahayag ni Atienza.

Samantala, muli namang inulit ni Philippine Foundation for Vaccination (PFV) executive director Dr. Lulu Bravo na ang tanging daan lamang para tapusin ng bansa ang pandemiya ay sa pamamagitan ng “all-out vaccination.”

“Vaccination is the way for it. It is the way that we can end this pandemic… [it is] the immunity that we all deserve to get, not just from a previous infection, but from vaccination,” ani Bravo.

Inalala pa ni Bravo na ang worldwide pandemic ay nangyari noong 1918.

“Did you know that in the 1918 pandemic, at least 10 percent of the world’s population died from flu? We don’t want that to happen [again]. That’s the reason why vaccines are here to protect us,” anito. Kris Jose