Immunization

Immunization is the process of creating immunity or protection against a particular disease. Immunization service is one of the most important and equitable preventive health care service made available even to population in areas that are hardest to reach. Each year, millions of children and adults are receiving vaccinations that help protect them from infectious, sometimes deadly, vaccine preventable diseases. These include, but not limited to, polio, measles, tetanus, Hepatitis B, Rubella, diphtheria, pertussis, pneumonia, and others.

A child less than 8 years old, receiving measles and rubella vaccine (MR) during the house-to-house immunization activity.
A child less than 8 years old, receiving measles and rubella vaccine (MR) during the house-to-house immunization activity.

“A basic concept of public health is that every individual who is protected from a disease as a result of an immunization is one less individual capable of transmitting the disease to others.” Many vaccines available today offer the added benefit of providing “herd immunity,” making the national immunization programme as the most basic and most cost-effective public health intervention.


Ms. Maricel de Quiroz-Castro
Technical Officer
Expanded Program on Immunization
castroma@wpro.who.int
dequirozm@yahoo.com

Our Partners

Child Neurology Society of the Philippines
Department of Education
Department of Interior and Local Government
Department of Health
Department of Social Welfare and Development
Food and Drug Authority
Local Government Units
National Center for Disease Prevention and Control Centers for Health Development
National Epidemiology Center and National Center for Disease Prevention and Control
National Epidemiology Center
Philippine Association of Pediatric Ambulatory
Philippine Pediatric Society
Philippine Foundation for Vaccination
Pediatric Infectious Disease Society of the Philippines
Philippine Medical Association
Philippine Neurological Association
Philippine Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Units
Research Institute for Tropical Medicine
Rotary International
UNICEF

WHO work in the Philippines

WHO Country Cooperation Strategy for the Philippines, 2011-2016

WHO Philippines Annual Report, 2011