Duterte open to using Dengvaxia again amid National Dengue Epidemic

Duterte open to using Dengvaxia again amid National Dengue Epidemic

- President Rodrigo Duterte said that he is open to bringing back Dengvaxia vaccine

- However, he has to hear the advice of local health experts first

- Earlier, the Department of Health declared a National Dengue Epidemic

PAY ATTENTION: Click "See First" under the "Following" tab to see KAMI news on your News Feed

President Rodrigo Duterte has announced on Thursday that he is open to using the Dengvaxia vaccine once again.

KAMI learned that amid the declaration of National Dengue Epidemic by the Department of Health, the President aired his thoughts on Dengvaxia.

In a report by the ABS-CBN News (author Arianne Merez), President Duterte said while he is open to bringing back Dengvaxia, he still has to hear the advice of Filipino health experts about this first.

“I am open to the use of Dengvaxia again. Maraming patay. It’s an epidemic. Now, compare it vis-à-vis with those who died, I want to hear the words of the experts, doctors,” Duterte said.

“And we have enough bright people here to tell us. I do not need foreigners to tell me, my own Filipino scientists and doctors would tell me what to do. I will be guided by their announcements,” he added.

PAY ATTENTION: Submit to info@kami.com.ph your personal story, along with related photos or videos, and get a chance to make an impact on other people’s lives! If your story gets chosen, our video team will make a special feature about it so that others can learn and be inspired by your journey.

In a previous report by KAMI, the Palace also said that it is open to using Dengvaxia vaccine again if proven that it would benefit the Filipinos.

PAY ATTENTION: Using free basics app to access internet for free? Now you can read KAMI news there too. Use the search option to find us. Read KAMI news while saving your data!

The Dengvaxia vaccine was launched during the administration of former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.

However, the distribution was suspended following the reports and complaints that many students allegedly died due to the vaccine.

The health department said they will announce within the next two weeks if they will allow Dengvaxia vaccine again.

POPULAR: Read more news about President Rodrigo Duterte!

Enjoyed reading our story? Download KAMI's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major Filipino news!

KAMI presents to you a new and surprising experiment we did on the Internet: Live Chat With Random Strangers Sometimes Turns Weird! – on KAMI HumanMeter YouTube channel!

Source: Kami.com.ph

Related news
President Duterte breaks his silence over the supposed release of Antonio Sanchez

President Duterte breaks his silence over the supposed release of Antonio Sanchez

President Duterte breaks his silence over the supposed release of Antonio Sanchez
KAMI.com.ph
Mailfire view pixel