The City of Mati Health Office has achieved its target rate of under 5 years old vaccinated for anti-polio in the city.
Mati CHO head Dr. Ben Hur Catbagan Jr. said that based on the projected population of under 5-year old children in the city which is 17,488, they immunized 15,683 or about 90%.
Catbagan however said that based on their masterlist of actual population of under 5 children through the Operation Timbang which is only 13,234, they have actually achieved 118% coverage.
“All in all those are good numbers, we had a good run, best efforts. We thank the barangay officials and the people for helping us protect the children from polio. The door to door campaign by the Team of Community Health Workers assisted by the LGU , DOH to bring oral polio immunization to the people’s homes have improved immunization coverage which would give our children better chances of protection from Polio infection,” said Dr. Catbagan.