THE Naga City Health Office is conducting a house-to-house visitation to immunize children six months to five years old against measles.
Measles’ cases in this city increased from eight to 22 over the week in at least nine villages.
Naga City health officer Dr. Vito “Butch” Borja said they are not waiting for parents to bring their infants and children to health centers to be vaccinated.
Borja said that with the fast rate of measles spreading in the city’s villages, they are now conducting a door-to-door vaccination against measles.
He said Bgy. San Felipe has four cases of measles, Cararayan and Dayangdang, six; Lerma, Concepcion Grande, Sta. Cruz have six cases, and Liboton, Panicuason and Sabang have three cases, including three new cases.
The city health official said that based on records, vaccination against measles in Naga City dropped by at least 70% percent in the recent years after many parents developed a stigma on vaccination brought about by reported deaths related to the Dengvaxia vaccine.
Borja urged parents to have their children vaccinated against measles.
He warned that measles can lead to death if not prevented.