DepEd SDO Nueva Ecija
Orientation Seminar on Dengue Immunization with Stakeholders
(by Admin  2/29/2016)

Division Memorandum
No. 64, s. 206

To: All District Supervisors
All Elementary School Principal/TIC
All Elementary School Health Coordinator

1. The first Dengue vaccine, tested here in the Philippines and recently been approved by the Philippine Food and Drug Authority (FDA), gives a promising benefit to a long term immunity against four dengue serotypes. This vaccine will be added to the list of free vaccines for public school children under the National Immunization Program.

2. The first Dengue vaccine will be launched through a School-Based Immunization Program (SBIP) to be given to nine years old and above, grade 4 students enrolled in school year 2015-2016 in all public elementary schools in NCR, Region III, and Region IV-A. This strategy is currently being organized by the DOH in collaboration with the DepED and DILG, to be held simultaneously on April 2016.

3. Orientation will be done first by DepED and DoH before the vaccination will take place with our stakeholders, Elementary school Health coordinators at NEUST, Sumacab, Cabanatuan City on the following dates:

March 9, 2016
8:00 AM
Guimba East District
Guimba West District
Talavera North District
Talavera South District
Quezon District
Cuyapo I District
Cuyapo II District
Zaragoza District
Pantabangan District
Licab District
Aliaga District
March 10, 2016
8:00 AM
Carranglan District
Lupao District
Sto. Domingo District
Llanera District
San Leonardo District
Laur District
Talugtug District
Palayan City District
PeƱaranda District
Nampicuan District
March 11, 2016
8:00 AM
Bongabon District
Gabaldon District
Gen. Natividad District
Rizal District
Santa Rosa North District
Santa Rosa South District
Cabiao District
Jaen I District
Jaen II District
San Antonio District
San Isidro District
Gen. Tinio District

4. Health personnel of Department of Education (DepED) will only supervise, coordinate with our counterpart making sure that our Grade 4 pupils are ready for mass vaccination and materials will be provided by the Department of Health (DOH) as agreed upon.

5. Your support to ensure the successful implementation of this program is sought

6. Immediate dissemination and strict compliance with this memo is desired.

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