Saturday , May 26, 2018

Health office told to monitor Angelenos who got dengue vaccine

ANGELES City Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan has instructed the City Health Office (CHO) to monitor all those who were vaccinated with dengue vaccine by the Department of Health (DOH).

Pamintuan told Dr. Lenario Santos of CHO on Monday to get the status of all students who took part in the dengue vaccination program of DOH.

An updated information on the vaccine has been released by DOH recently wherein the results of the clinical trials showed possible risks for those who received the injection.

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The program's implementation started last school year, covering all 9-year-old pupils or Grade 4 students.

Sanofi Pasteur, the manufacturer of Dengvaxia, said more cases of severe disease may occur to those who were given the vaccine and have no previous history of dengue.

Santos said that there were 6,040 students who got the Dengvaxia shot.

"We are currently reaching out to all those who got vaccinated by our national program to know their status and to monitor them regularly," Santos added.

The CHO will also coordinate with the parents and the teachers to assist in monitoring.

Meanwhile, the Angeles City local government unit will also focus on the prevention of getting infected by dengue and other mosquito-borne diseases. Pamintuan stressed the importance of maintaining a clean community and well-sanitized households in order to avoid these infections. (PR)