Measles immunization

/ 05:16 AM April 13, 2018

We have been so focused on the dengue vaccine controversy and parents are now afraid to have their children be given any form of vaccination after the scare brought about by Dengvaxia.

With the start of the summer season, I am urging parents to have their children vaccinated for measles, which I think has more complications especially with bronchopneumonia, and is the cause of death among most patients. In case of an epidemic, those who were previously given vaccine for measles should receive a booster dose. The vaccine is very safe and is free in rural health centers.


ELISEO R. REBLANDO, MD past president, Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines


Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: dengue vaccine
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.