Anti-dengue vaccine in Philippines 'may worsen symptoms'
Anti-dengue vaccine in Philippines 'may worsen symptoms'
04 December, 2017, 01:39
The Philippine Department of Health said Friday it has put on hold its dengue immunization program after new findings by vaccine manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur that severe cases of dengue can occur in the longer term among those vaccinated without prior dengue infection.
The move marks the second blow in a week to Sanofi's vaccine program after the Paris-based company on Wednesday said use of its new dengue vaccine will be strictly limited due to evidence it can worsen the disease in people who have not previously been exposed to the mosquito-borne virus.
More than 730,000 public school children aged 9 and above in three highly endemic Philippine regions have received at least the first dose of Dengvaxia, the first licensed dengue vaccine that is manufactured by Sanofi.
But Sanofi had said it could take around five years for such severe dengue cases to become evident, Mr Tayag added.
While Sanofi's Dengvaxia is the first-ever approved vaccine for dengue, scientists already recognized it was not ideal and did not protect equally against the four different types of the virus in clinical tests.
Although dengue is not as serious as malaria, it is spreading rapidly in many parts of the world.
For those who were not previously infected by the dengue virus, the analysis found that vaccination prevented severe illness for at least 30 months, Duque told reporters.
Malacañang assured parents of the learners that no case of severe dengue infection as a result of the vaccine has been recorded by the DoH.
"The Department of Health (DOH) is now working in close coordination with the Department of Education (DepEd) to monitor the thousands of students who have been administered with Dengvaxia", he added. Joseph Victor "JV" Ejercito, chairman of the Senate health committee, said they will also conduct a probe into the P3.5 billion anti-dengue vaccination program initiated during the term of former President Benigno Aquino 3rd.
The Philippine government says there were more than 1,000 deaths caused by the disease a year ago, out of around 211,000 suspected cases.
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