“To Reduce morbidity and Mortality against 7 childhood Immunizablediseases.” (Tuberculosis, Diptheria, Pertusis, Tetanus, Poliomyelitis,Measles, and Hepatitis B.)Established here at Philippines by Pres. Marcos on the month of July,1976
:1.The program is based on epidemiological situation; schedules aredrawn on the basis of the occurrences and characteristicsfeatures of the said diseases.
The whole community rather than just an individual is to beprotected, thus, mass approach is applied.3.Immunization is a basic health service and as such, it isintegrated into the health services provided for by Rural HealthUnit.
– is a process by which vaccines are introduce to theBody, before infectious sets in.
Target Setting – (0 – 12 mos.)2.Cold chain Management (for vaccine life span and utilization)3.Information, education and communication3 Reasons:a.For parents, to be motivated to submit their child toimmunizationb.To provide health teachings on benefits and importance of immunization
To inform the public about its availability and schedule(RHU q Weds. BHS q once a month, and remote area qQuarterly)4.Assessment and evaluation of the programs over all performance5.Surveillance, studies and research.EPI ROUTINE IMMUNIZATION SCHEDULE FOR INFANTS