Philippines to launch ‘Measles Rubella-Oral Polio Vaccine Supplemental Immunization’ campaign

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The Philippines government, in collaboration with WHO and UNICEF, will conduct the nationwide measles and polio supplemental immunization campaign next month.

In the Philippines, about 2.4 million children under the age of 5 are susceptible for measles.

The nationwide Measles Rubella-Oral Polio Vaccine Supplemental Immunization campaign will be launched in two phases.

• Phase 1 will be conducted from 26 October to 25 November 2020

• Phase 2 will be conducted in February 2021