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Get inoculated during World Immunization Week – Duque

By: - Reporter / @zacariansINQ
/ 08:34 AM April 19, 2022
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Nora Gossett, 7, reacts as she receives the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Cohen Children’s Medical Center as vaccines were approved for children aged 5-11, amid the coronavirus disease pandemic, in New Hyde Park, New York, US, Nov. 4, 2021. (REUTERS/Andrew Kelly)

MANILA, Philippines — Get vaccinated against various diseases during World Immunization Week, which runs from April 24 to 30, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III urged the public on Monday.

Duque made the appeal — especially urging vaccination for infants, pregnant women, and the elderly — during the taped weekly “Talk to the People” briefing with President Rodrigo Duterte.

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This year, the week-long celebration has a theme “Magpabakuna na: Long life for all, kaya sa Pilipinas” – “Get vaccinated; Long life for is achievable in the Philippines.”

“We want to convey to Filipinos that vaccination gives everyone the opportunity to have a long and healthy life,” Duque said in Filipino. “Vaccines are safe and effective for the whole family, provide protection to the whole community, and are free at health centers.”

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According to Duque, health centers have vaccines for measles-rubella, tetanus-diphtheria, and the human papillomavirus.

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