Polio has returned to the Philippines.
And if you plan to travel to the country, it is definitely a good plan to get a dose of polio vaccine.
In particular, Filipinos is planning to travel to Indonesia.
Indonesian authorities have recently instructed the Philippine Embassy in Jakarta. Polio Vaccine Derived Polio Virus (VDPV) Type 2, according to ABS-CBN.
Polio vaccination on site. They will be charged roughly US $ 3 (IRP45,000) for the vaccination.
The embassy also emphasized that travelers who refuse to be vaccination will be prevented from entering Indonesia and may face deportation from the country.
The Philippines's third polio case has recently been reported by the country's Department of Health.
Francisco T. Duque III, Secretary of Health, who has not received any dose of oral polio vaccine (OPV).
I I inject all the parents and guardians, to ensure that all your children are protected from all vaccine-preventable diseases, Du Duque said.
Samples from another suspected case is currently undergoing examinations at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases in Japan.
If you're planning to travel soon, the Philippines will help you.
- Polyvirus vaccines (OPV) or inactivated polyvirus vaccines (IPV) between four weeks and 12 months prior to travel.
- Those undertaking urgent travel who have not received a dose of OPV or IPV in the previous four weeks, should receive a dose of polio vaccine.
- Travelers must secure a Certificate of Vaccination that will serve as proof of vaccination prior to departure.
If you haven't gotten a vaccination, please do so as soon as possible.
Cover image sourced from PRI.