The local governments of Makati City and Marikina City have intensified the fight against measles in their respective jurisdictions.
Beginning today, the Makati City government will be providing measles rubella vaccine to babies aged six to eight months while mumps measles rubella vaccine (MMR) will be given to children aged six months to five.
Personnel of the Makati Health Department will be visiting houses to ensure that all children have the vaccine against the virus.
Residents can also go to the nearest health center to get the anti-measles shots until March 8.
Meanwhile, the Marikina City government has bolstered its city-wide vaccination against measles in all its health centers.
The city council advised parents to take their children to the nearest health center to get anti-measles shots from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. They should bring the baby book or immunization record for reference.
The local government said it is prioritizing children who are six months to five years old. However, children past that age can still get the vaccine and vitamins if they have not completed the anti-measles shot.
The free measles vaccine will be provided to Marikina residents until March 31.