Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (October 9, 2019)
Event: Health officials have reported an outbreak of polio in the Philippines.
Actions to Take:
- The U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that all U.S. citizens living in or traveling to the Philippines be fully vaccinated against polio.
- Before traveling to the Philippines, adults who completed their routine polio vaccine series as children should receive a single, lifetime adult booster dose of polio vaccine.
- Read the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) Polio in the Philippines webpage: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/alert/polio-philippines.