Philippines: Polio vaccination marketing campaign, ‘Sabayang Patak Kontra Polio’, to resume in Mindanao


The Philippines Division of Well being (DOH), with support from the Earth Health and fitness Firm (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), is resuming its Sabayang Patak Kontra Polio marketing campaign to fight the poliovirus outbreak in the Philippines. The polio immunization campaign was soon place on hold due to the fact of the COVID-19 pandemic.


The future phase of the Sabayang Patak Kontra Polio campaign in the entire of Mindanao will start off on 20 July and last until 2 August 2020 for youngsters less than 5 a long time previous. Young children less than 10 decades aged in picked regions in Mindanao will also receive polio drops.

Meanwhile, new polio immunization strategies for small children beneath 5 yrs aged will get started in a phased strategy in Area 3 (Central Luzon) on 20 July and in the provinces of Laguna, Cavite and Rizal in Region 4A in August.

“Continuous implementation of polio response amid the present health and fitness crisis we are going through is significant as this will reduce not only the debilitating effects of the illness, but also interrupt the transmission for the duration of a pandemic,” reported Wellbeing Secretary Francisco T. Duque III.

“Polio is a vaccine-preventable illness and we are not able to enable our gains about the decades go to squander by deprioritizing our polio response. It is vital for mothers and fathers and caregivers to have their youngsters vaccinated, although strictly adhering to infection prevention and regulate protocols, as we can’t find the money for to overwhelm our well being system with a further outbreak,” Duque emphasized.

The full quantity of polio circumstances in the country stays at 16 as of 26 June 2020. The Philippines is affected by equally cVDPV1 and cVDPV2. cVDPV is thought of a community wellbeing unexpected emergency of worldwide problem (PHEIC).

At the moment, there are 13 instances of cVDPV2, just one circumstance with cVDPV1 one particular situation with VDPV1 and one particular situation with immunodeficiency relevant VDPV style 2 (iVDPV2).