DAGUPAN CITY – The Department of Health (DOH) Ilocos will provide mobilization funds and financial incentives to local government units (LGUs) in the region to meet their vaccination targets and address the increasing number of susceptible children against vaccine-preventable diseases.
In a statement, DOH Ilocos regional director Paula Paz Sydiongco said the mobilization fund will assist LGUs in the financial processes and increase allocations for the ongoing Measles-Rubella and bivalent Oral Polio virus Vaccine Supplementary Immunization Activities (MR-bOPV SIA) campaign.
“This fund will be allocated according to the number of eligible children, vaccinated children, vaccination coverage and timely reporting,” Sydiongco said.
She added that selected health personnel, technical staff, administrative support and immunization coordinators at the regional and provincial level who will act as coordinators, supervisors and monitors during the campaign will also be given incentives subject to the availability of funds.
LGUs will get mobilization funds worth P20,000 for every 100 to 500 children vaccinated; P25,000 for every 501 to 1,000 children; P30,000 for every 1,001 to 2,000 children; P35,000 for every 2,001 to 3,000 children; P40,000 for every 3,001 to 4,000 children; P45,000 for every 4,001 to 5,000 children; PHP50,000 for every 5,001 to 10,000 children; and P55,000 for every 10,000 above inoculated children.
There will be an additional cash incentive based on their accomplishment starting from P15,000 to P41,250 for greater than 100 percent accomplishment; P10,000 to P27,500 for 95 to 99.9 percent accomplishment; P5,000 to P13,750 for 85 to 94.99 percent accomplishment.
Timely reporting will also entitle LGUs to a P5,000 incentive.
“We will base the number of children vaccinated as per MR target population. And the number of vaccinated children will be determined after the campaign period, including approved extension days,” she said.
Sydiongco thanked the LGUs and the health workers as well as the parents who had their children immunized.
“Ang ating mga vaccination team ay magpupunta sa inyong mga barangay upang magbigay ng MR-OPV vaccines sa mga batang edad 0-59 months old kaya’t atin pong tangkilikin ang mga bakuna dahil ito ay libre, ligtas at epektibong magbibigay ng proteksyon sa lahat ng mga bata,” she added. BY: APRIL M. MONTES-BRAVO