-Maritoni Fernandez flew to Thailand
-The actress posted on social media that she got her shot of the Dengvaxia vaccine in Bangkok
-Netizens asked if the controversial vaccine is safe
-Fernandez said that it is only for those who contracted the dengue virus before
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Maritoni Fernandez went to Thailand to get her shot of the controversial Dengvaxia vaccine.
In her recent Instagram post on Monday, the actress posted a photo of the Dengvaxia vaccine. She said on her post that she had to go to Bangkok just to get it because it's not yet available in the Philippines.
"Finally got my first of three dengue shots but had to come to Bangkok for it. Not complaining. Good excuse to shop and eat and meet up with dear old school friends from England. Thank you Lord! I am so blessed."
There was a comment on her social media post asking if the said vaccine is safe. Maritoni answered that it is only for those who had dengue before.
"Only if you’ve had dengue before," she replied.
The Dengvaxia vaccine has been in a big controversy since 2017 after its manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur released results of a study where it was found that patients who received the vaccine without any history of dengue might be at risk.
However, the Department of Health explained that no death that was directly caused by Dengvaxia has been confirmed. The reported cases' cause of death was not because of the vaccine but because of dengue or other diseases.
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Previously, KAMI wrote an article about the college graduation of Maritoni Fernandez's daughter Lexi.
Maritoni Fernandez, or Antonita Maria Carmen Fernandez Moynihan in real life, is a Filipina actress, model, and entrepreneur. She is the owner of a food supplement company specializing in young barley powder and other natural health supplements.
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