Rappler's latest stories on immunization
Researchers in Australia say that 'killer T cells' – found in over half the world's population – have shown in testing to be effective in fighting all common flu varieties
The government targets to vaccinate about 12 million Filipinos against measles through its mass immunization campaign
This is frustrating since the disease can be easily prevented with two doses of a 'safe and efficient' vaccine that has been in use since the 1960s, the UN agency says
Health Secretary Francisco Duque says government efforts are focused in completing the mass immunization in the quickest possible time
Is the measles vaccine safe? Can adults get vaccinated?
Provincial Health Officer Ernell Tumimbang says health workers are going directly to communities and even schools to administer the measles vaccine to children
Malacañang says it would be up to PAO chief Persida Acosta to act on claims that her handling of the Dengvaxia controversy discouraged parents from having their kids vaccinated against measles
The number of HIV-positive individuals continues to rise globally despite maximum efforts done to suppress the disease
Martin Friede, WHO's director of immunization, vaccines and biologicals says that 'supposed experts making accusations against the vaccine without any evidence' has had an impact on parents' decisions
There is a deep, biological reason why we gravitate toward rural areas when we need a break from our frenzied city lives
The Senate and House approve the bill seeking to strengthen government policy on the prevention and control of HIV-AIDS
The Department of health will hold supplemental measles vaccination drives for children 4 years old and below in Metro Manila and parts of Mindanao from April to June
'The Senate must thwart any attempt to diminish its members' constitutionally guaranteed right to parliamentary immunity,' 19 senators say in filing Senate Resolution No. 697
'This sad part of our history will never be repeated again by the very sentinel, by the very guardians, of our health, the Department of Health,' says Senate blue ribbon committee chairman Richard Gordon
(UPDATED) Puwedeng magdulot ang tigdas ng iba pang komplikasyon sa pasyenteng mayroon nito, pero maaari itong maiwasan sa pamamagitan ng pagpapabakuna
(UPDATED) Measles may cause more complications in an infected patient but these can be prevented through vaccination
(UPDATED) The health department intensifies its immunization campaign that suffered a setback from the dengue vaccine controversy
We should train the spotlight again on past officials who rushed the purchase and rollout of the dengue vaccines
(UPDATED) The Expanded Program on Immunization seeks to ensure that children, particularly infants, and their mothers have access to vaccines recommended for their age to prevent specific diseases
The health secretary says at least 29 vaccinated children have died. The causes of all these deaths have yet to be determined.
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III says DOH 'cannot and will never obstruct' the efforts of the VACC and the PAO, and promises to provide them with the necessary DOH documents
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The Department of Health will also submit documents to the National Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday, December 27, for the probe into the dengue immunization program
The immigration lookout bulletin order comes after Gabriela filed a graft complaint stemming from the dengue immunization program that began during the Aquino administration
'Sinubok kong isuma ang impormasyon mula sa mga mapagkakatiwalaang eksperto at institusyon. Layunin ko pong maibsan ang pagkabahala at pag-aalala ng mga pamilya.'
Instead of worrying, doctors urge parents and even health practitioners to use this 'opportunity' to raise awareness on dengue
President Rodrigo Duterte says he would have probably approved the dengue immunization program if he were in their place
Let's focus on getting answers to questions and identifying liabilities. At stake here are the lives of tens of thousands of children.
The World Health Organization supports DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III's suspension of the school-based dengue vaccination program
The House votes 188-0 in favor of the proposed measure
The education department says it will also be 'actively participating' in the review and consultations on the program
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III calls on HIV positive Filipinos to avail of the free anti-retroviral therapy of the DOH
Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella hopes lawmakers can 'bring themselves to the President's standards'
Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman also points out that the immunity doesn't extend to the drivers of legislators
Mahirap magpatawad sa isang tao na di naman inaamin yung kasalanan says Vice President Leni Robredo on the government possibly granting immunity to the Marcos family if they return ill gotten wealth
The President wants Congress to craft a law that may include a provision granting the Marcoses immunity from criminal liability once they return ill gotten wealth
The Department of Health widens the coverage of its school based HPV immunization program to female public school students aged 9 to 12 years old in 47 provinces
UPDATED Female students aged 9 to 12 enrolled in public schools can get the HPV vaccine for free
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If the criminal acts imputed on the President were committed when he was not yet a president he cannot be protected by presidential immunity
Kabayan Representative Harry Roque accuses his party mates of violating his parliamentary immunity when they issued a resolution removing him from Kabayan
The NDF insists there is no fair and just reason for the government to terminate the peace process on the heels of a successful 3rd round of talks held in Rome
What is the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees JASIG all about in relation to the failed peace negotiations?
This comes after the Duterte administration terminated the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees upon the cancellation of the peace talks
UPDATED NDF chief negotiator Fidel Agcaoili says he finds the government notice odd because it only terminates the JASIG and not the peace negotiations but has the same effect
The baby is the latest addition to the 88 recorded HIV and AIDS cases in Cagayan Valley
UPDATED Malacañang says President Rodrigo Duterte enjoys immunity from suit while in office
The self confessed member of the Davao Death Squad a key witness at the Senate probe into extrajudicial killings also accuses the President of committing genocide and crimes against humanity