MANILA — Vice President Leni Robredo on Thursday urged parents to have their children immunized against measles, stressing that the vaccine is safe. Robredo made the appeal in a video posted on her Facebook page after the Department of Health (DOH) declared an outbreak of measles in Metro Manila, and several regions in Luzon and Visayas. “Sa lahat ng mga magulang na nakikinig sa atin ngayon, nanawagan po ako sa inyo na bigyang pansin sa lalong madaling panahon ang pagpapabakuna ng ating mga anak at ng buong pamilya laban sa tigdas,” Robredo said. “Subok na ng mahabang panahon ang bisa ng mga bakunang ito, at walang dahilan para hindi ito gumana kung kailan natin pinakakailangan,” she added. Measles outbreak declared in 3 more regions Robredo also appealed to the public to have a renewed trust in vaccines to prevent the further spread of measles, as well as outbreaks of other diseases. “Magtulungan po tayo na muling bumalik ang tiwala ng publiko sa wastong pagbabakuna, upang hindi magkaroon ng mas malawakang outbreak ang tigdas at iba pang nakahahawang sakit,” she said. The vice president also expressed concern over reports of lack of space in hospitals as the number of patients, mostly… Read full this story
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