(UPDATED) The additional budget, which has been requested by the budget and health departments, will be used to provide medical support, like hospitalization, medical kits, outpatient care services, and laboratory tests
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(UPDATED) The drug regulatory agency also directs pharma giant Sanofi to 'conduct an information dissemination campaign through advisories, Dear Doctor letters, and patient fora'
Will Sanofi shoulder the costs of individuals who might contract severe dengue after receiving the vaccine? The company only says it is collaborating with the Department of Health.
(3rd UPDATE) However, when a person gets the vaccine after he has had an infection, the effectivity of the vaccine increases by up to 6 years, says Dr Ng Su Peing, global medical head of Sanofi
'There are countless number of lives that have been saved from vaccine-preventable diseases,' says Health Secretary Francisco Duque III
(UPDATED) The Philippine government spent P3.5 billion on the mass immunization program, funded by sin tax revenues
(2nd UPDATE) Health Secretary Francisco Duque III temporarily halts the program after Dengvaxia maker Sanofi Pasteur said its product poses higher risks to people without prior infection
After Sanofi Pasteur's advisory on Dengvaxia, Dr Anthony Leachon says students who already got their dengue shots from DOH will live with the possibility of getting severe dengue 'for the rest of their lives'
Philippine Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says the 'safety of Filipino children' is the prime consideration as health officials meet on the implications of Sanofi Pasteur's advisory on Dengvaxia