The Department of Health’s (DOH) month-long supplemental immunization campaign, known as Chikiting Ligtas, is in full swing in the City of Batac. The comprehensive health initiative, which runs throughout May, aims to vaccinate children against measles, rubella, and polio.
In a determined effort to meet the targets set by the DOH, the City Health Office (CHO) is carrying out vaccinations in every barangay. They are also conducting house-to-house visits to ensure no child is left unprotected.
As of May 15, CHO has reported an accomplishment hitting more than 50% of the targets.
The campaign targets children aged 9 to 59 months for measles and rubella vaccination, and those aged 0 to 59 months for polio immunization. The endeavor is part of the city’s broader commitment to improving healthcare and protecting its youngest residents.
Personnel from the local branches of Bureau of Fire Protection and Bureau of Jail and Management Penology have volunteered to help strengthen the execution of the campaign. The Barangay Health Workers also play a vital role in the coordination and execution of the campaign.
The City Government of Batac, under Mayor Albert D. Chua’s leadership has pledged its full commitment to the Chikiting Ligtas campaign, rebranding it as “Batang Batacqueño, Protektado” to emphasize its relevance to the constituents.
Vice Mayor Windell D. Chua together with some members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod has been attending the vaccination activities held in the barangays, reinforcing the city government’s support and underscoring the significance of the immunization program.