Everyday, the number of cases for measles is increasing and though there are public health warnings for the outbreak, hundreds of patients are still pouring in. According to reports, there are more than 43,000 cases in the Philippines. Because of its highly contagious nature, more and more efforts are being done to help lower the cases and decrease the risk of more children getting infected.
Earlier this week, DOH uploaded a video to get people’s attention about getting vaccinated. They put together five guys to ask people to go ‘Back to Bakuna’.
The caption and video not only ask people to get vaccinated for measles, but also to get complete vaccines for polio and hepatitis, which are free at health centers and government hospitals.
The end of the video shows Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial asking everyone to get vaccinations at their nearest health center. This is also in line with the World Health Organization’s aim to raise awareness for vaccination and immunization.