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SM Supermalls backs DOH’s Chikiting Ligtas vax campaign

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan (PIA) - - The Chikiting Ligtas Vaccination is now available at SM City Tuguegarao starting today, May 8 until May 13, 2023.

This after the Department of Health (DOH) has partnered with SM Supermalls for the conduct of Chikiting Ligtas Measles-Rubella and Oral Polio Vaccine Supplemental Immunization Activity (MR-OPV SIA) in 60 SM malls nationwide.

Dubbed as “Chikiting Ligtas sa dagdag bakuna kontra Polio, Rubella, at Tigdas”, the nationwide campaign aims to prevent impending outbreaks from these vaccine-preventable diseases and to inoculate children aged 9-59 months old against measles and rubella with the vaccination of one (1) dose of Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccine, and children aged 0-59 months old against poliovirus types 1 and 3 with the vaccination of one (1) dose of Bivalent Oral Polio Vaccine.

Earlier, Department of Health Undersecretary Eric Tayag, during his visit in Tuguegarao City, said the vaccination is free, safe, and effective.

SM Supermalls President Steven Tan said SM Supermalls remains committed to creating a safer, better normal by providing a convenient, accessible, and enjoyable immunization experience to our SuperKids.

"With this, we encourage our shoppers, especially parents with children aged below five years old to get them their supplemental immunization against these preventable diseases in 60 SM malls nationwide,” he said .

“The only way we can prevent these life-threatening diseases is through vaccination. We, at SM Supermalls, are giving our full support to the DOH’s campaign by ensuring that our young stakeholders are given the opportunity to access Measles-Rubella and Oral Polio Vaccine (MR-OPV) in the comfort of our malls,”he added. (MDCT/With reports from Gerina Malubay/PIA Cagayan)

A BJMP employee gathers the primary information of the mother's child who will avail of the vaccination at SM City Tuguegarao.
This father comforts her daughter before a personnel from Tuguegarao City Health Office administers the vaccination at SM City Tuguegarao vax site.

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