CHO traces Dengvaxia use by private doctors Print
Sunday, 10 December 2017 16:34

By RG Antonet Go

The City Health Office is  currently reviewing the list of patients of local pediatricians who may have possibly used the Dengvaxia vaccine.

Dr. Rodel Agbulos, City Health Officer said that even though there was no mass vaccination conducted in this city, they must conduct the monitoring on the possible use of Dengvaxia by private practitioners in Zamboanga city.

“Tan coordinate kita na maga pediatricians ta saka lista para pwede man trace conese maga bata si tiene cosa susede (referring to those children who might receive the vaccine),” Agbulos said.

Dengvaxia is the world’s first vaccine against  the dengue virus developed by French pharmaceutical company Sanofi Pasteur.

In the Philippines, the said vaccine was given to 700,000 children living in endemic areas in Manila, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, and Cebu. The vaccine was given to children in April 2016 during the time of former Health Secretary Janette Garin.

Later, Sanofi Pasteur, manufacturer of Dengvaxia, said that the vaccine was safe for those with previous exposure to dengue but complications could develop for those who had not.(R.G. A A. Go)