THE Department of Health joined the rest of the global community in observing World Immunization Week, celebrated in the last week of April. This is timely as the 2019 Childhood Immunization Schedule for the Philippines was released late last February, details of which recommended vaccines for children and adolescents. Prepared by the Philippine Pediatric Society (PPS) and the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society of the Philippines (PIDSP), together with the Philippine Foundation for Vaccination (PFV), the celebration commemorates the 13 vaccinations that Filipino children need from ages zero to 18 years.
MARCH IS Women’s Month. This is a month set out to acknowledge the multiplicity of roles women have assumed in today’s society, to recognize them for the flair with which they deliver effectively and efficiently on these roles, and to ponder on the needs of women that will ensure that they can continue to function with pizzazz.