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IPHO-LDS says addt’l measles, rubella vax doses assure immunity

by Claire R. Gigje

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur (PIA)–Amidst the intensified campaign of safeguarding children against vaccine-preventable infections, the Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) here strongly guarantees the public that taking additional shots of measles and rubella vaccines (MRV) can bring out immunity to such diseases.

IPHO-Lanao del Sur Official Dr. Nariman Lao Taha stressed that parents should not worry about MRV as this cannot cause harm even when a surfeit of it is taken.

“The more measles vaccines a child will receive, the more na mas mataas ang kanyang immunity (the more the immunity gets high). The least na makakakuha siya ng infection (that an infection would be acquired). There is no overdose, but it will just increase their immunity,” she said.

Taha, who also serves as the president of the Association of Municipal Health Officers-Lanao del Sur Chapter, emphasized that the MRV offers protection and that adverse effects, which are not life-threatening and easy to cure, only occur in isolated cases.

However, she underscored that they always make sure that their patients are in their healthiest form.

Integrated Provincial Health Office-Lanao del Sur Chief of Technical Services, Dr. Amerah Maliha Ati, assures that the measles and rubella vaccine (MRV) can be safely given together with other injectable or oral vaccines. (RCG/PIA-10/Lanao del Sur)

This was affirmed by IPHO-Lanao del Sur Chief of Technical Services Dr. Amerah Maliha Ati, who said that they defer the immunization when a child has a fever with a temperature hitting 37.6 degrees Celsius and above.

Additionally, she stated that they do not inoculate those who have serious illnesses, a history of severe allergy to other injectable vaccines, or are recognized as immunodeficiency infants.

Maliha, nonetheless, highlighted that in the absence of the said conditions, the MRV will remain safe and can be served alongside other vaccines.

“The MR vaccine can be safely given simultaneously with other injectable or oral vaccines,” she said.

The IPHO-Lanao del Sur noted that the MRV can be administered to children ages nine to 59 months old. Moreover, a one-month interval is observed before the next dose of the vaccine can be injected. (CRG/PIA-10/Lanao del Sur)



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