Zonta Club of Laguna provides free flu and HPV vaccines
The Zonta Club of Laguna, Philippines, collaborated with the office of Zontian Congresswoman Len-Len Alonte Naguiat to provide free flu and HPV vaccines to low-income women in their community. The club distributed the flu vaccine because flu-like symptoms can be confused with early symptoms of COVID-19. The flu vaccines were administered to 130 women aged 15-years-old and up.
Also, in their community, there has been an alarming increase in women diagnosed with cervical cancer. Therefore, the club distributed HPV vaccines to 420 women.
Club members Dr. Mila Borabien and Nurse Joyce Acierto aided the City Health Office health workers in administrating the vaccines.