In partnership with the Department of Health (DOH), the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte through the Provincial Health Office (PHO) began the month-long Measles-Rubella Supplemental Immunization Activity (MR-SIA) and Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination program on October 26, 2020, at the PHO Office, Governor Arsenio A. Quibranza Provincial Government Center, Pigcarangan, Tubod.

Present to join the kick-off program are the personnel from the Philippine Red Cross and Dr. Jovette Guinal, the Provincial DOH Officer, who took the opportunity to express gratitude to the parents for answering the call of Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza-Dimaporo to participate in the immunization activity.

Dr. Teresa M. Reponte, the Provincial Health Officer shared the target of this year’s Measles-Rubella Supplemental Immunization Activity (SIA) for children from nine months to five years old and females ages from 9 to 14 years old for HPV.

The program aims to protect the children from such health problems that will probably occur in the long-run if not being treated at an early age. The PHO Officer thanked Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza-Dimaporo for actively supporting the DOH immunization program in the province, as well as the participants for giving time to join the activity facilitated through Lucita P. Bering, the National Immunization Program Coordinator of PHO.

The PHO in partnership with the DOH in coordination with the Rural Health Unit will be visiting different municipalities for the Measles-Rubella Supplemental Immunization Activity and Human Papilloma Virus vaccination program and hope that parents will bring their children to their respective Barangay Health Center to avail of the DOH immunization program.

Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza-Dimaporo in support of the DOH activity publicly appealed to the parents to actively participate in the said immunization program for the welfare of their children, the future of the Province of Lanao del Norte, “The Land of Beauty and Bounty.” PIO-LDN