IN NEG. OR.
The Integrated Provincial Health Office of Negros Oriental said 83 percent, or about 29,659 children in the province were immunized against measles in 2013.
Assistant provincial health officer, Dr. Edgardo Barredo, said the children were also given the Bacillus Calmette-Guerin vaccine against tuberculosis, and shots against hepatitis B, polio, diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis, or whooping cough, a highly contagious bacterial disease.
The remaining 20 percent remain unvaccinated due to difficulty in reaching far-flung communities, religious affiliation, or lack of time for some parents to bring their kids to rural health units, Barredo said.
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