Vaccines guarded against natural disasters in refrigerators in the Philippines

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Vaccines are being guarded in refrigerators against future natural disasters in the Philippines, according to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

The move follows the destruction wreaked by Typhoon Haiyan, which tore through the Philippines in November 2013.

Health clinics were destroyed, the cold chain disrupted and temperature-sensitive vaccines ruined.

One of UNICEF's first interventions following the typhoon was to restore the cold chain, to keep vaccines cool so they wouldn't spoil.

During this year's World Immunization Week, from 24-30 April, the UN is encouraging people to get the vaccines they need, when they need them.

Thomas Nybo reports from Tanauan in the Philippines.

Duration: 2'12"

Source: UNICEF

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