Press Release
February 17, 2019

Sen. JV Ejercito urges parents to launch a 'war on measles'

REELECTIONIST Senator JV Ejercito has urged parents to launch a "war on measles" by having their children vaccinated.

"Sa mga magulang, pabakunahan na natin ang ating mga baby and children against measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases. Go to health centers and government hospitals immediately and have your kids immunized, it is free," he said in a statement.

He said parents themselves should lead the battle against measles and take a strong stand against the illness, which has already claimed lives, mostly children.

"I am calling on parents to declare 'war on measles.' Parents are the first line of defense and we have to act now before the measles enters into our houses," he said.

Ejercito, who earned the moniker "Mr. Healthcare" for pushing for Universal Health Care measure, made the call following President Duterte's appeal to parents to have their children vaccinated against measles.

"The death count due to measles must stop now. Vaccination will save children's lives," he said.

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