September 2020: Philippines to launch two-phase nationwide MR, polio campaign

The Philippines will launch a two-phase nationwide measles-rubella and oral polio vaccine supplemental immunization campaign targeting children under 5: phase one will run October 26-November 25 in Mindanao, CAR, and Regions I, II, IV-B and V, with phase two beginning February 2021 in Visayas, NCR, and Regions III and IV-A. The country expects to reach about 9.4 million children with MR and 6.9 million with OPV. As of August, the Philippine health ministry had reported 3,500 measles cases for the year, with 36 deaths. Philippine Department of Health

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