DOH exec: COVID-19 hampers polio vaccination drive

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MANILA, Philippines — Some communities are now facing a shortage of health workers to administer polio vaccines due to challenges brought by the coronavirus pandemic, an official of the Department of Health (DOH) said.

In an online press forum on Friday, DOH immunization manager Dr. Wilda Silva said there were instances when “vaccinators” needed to undergo mandatory quarantine after being exposed to the coronavirus that causes the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

“Makikita po natin na despite the planning and micro-planning na ginagawa natin, although in the beginning nagiging sapat po yung ating number of health workers, hindi po maiiwasan na they will be exposed because they are…

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