Malacañang open to bring back Dengvaxia if it would benefit Filipinos

Malacañang open to bring back Dengvaxia if it would benefit Filipinos

- Malacañang said it is open to Dengvaxia return if it would benefit the Filipinos

- However, the vaccine must be studied thoroughly by experts

- Former health secretary Janette Garin urged the Duterte administration to bring back Dengvaxia

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The Malacañang is open to bring back Dengvaxia vaccine if experts have proven that it could prevent the increasing cases of dengue fever in the country.

KAMI learned from the Philippine Star (author Alexis Romero) that Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the Malacañang is “not closed to any suggestions” when it comes to helping Filipinos.

“We need experts to support any call for the return of Dengvaxia,” Panelo said, noting that Dengvaxia should be studied “thoroughly” and “extensively.”

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"We're always open to anything that will benefit the Filipino people. We're not closed to any suggestion,” the spokesperson said.

“If the weight of findings show that there is benefit using Dengvaxia against dengue, then certainly the government should consider it,” he added.

Former health secretary and now Iloilo Rep. Janette Garin urged the Duterte administration to return the Dengvaxia vaccine because it could prevent the dengue outbreak.

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As reported by the Inquirer (author Nestor Corrales), the administration of former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III used Dengvaxia.

However, in 2017, Sanofi Pasteur could increase risk for those patients who received it without the history of having dengue.

Many cases were filed for the alleged death caused by Dengvaxia vaccine and it brought a public scare in the country.

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