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Philippines, WHO Launch Mass Vaccination Campaign For Children

“The Philippine government and the [WHO] on Friday launched a mass vaccination campaign for children to prevent measles and polio outbreaks among survivors of typhoon Haiyan,” Bernama reports (11/22). “The campaign targets children in areas hardest hit by the disaster — starting with the evacuation centers in the city of Tacloban and at receiving centers in Cebu, where evacuated families are finding temporary shelter,” a WHO press release states, adding, “Children under five years old are being vaccinated against polio and measles and given Vitamin A drops to boost their immune systems” (11/22).