Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (October 9, 2019)

United States Embassy Manila, Philippines

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Manila (October 9, 2019)

Location: Philippines

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.

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