Nothing new in recent study on Dengvaxia effects, says DOH chief

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There was nothing new or different in the findings of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) study about the effects of Sanofi Pasteur’s Dengvaxia vaccine on seronegative recipients, Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francsico Duque III said on Friday.

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Gordon urges DOH to use emergency fund for Dengvaxia patients

Gordon urges DOH to use emergency fund for Dengvaxia patients

Disappointed by the failure of the Senate to pass the P1.16 billion supplemental budget for Dengvaxia-administered children, Sen. Richard Gordon asked the Department of Health (DOH) on Mondayto use its emergency funds to assist more than 800,000 children inoculated with the controversial dengue vaccine

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Duque tests for HIV to help erase procedure’s stigma

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III had himself tested on Friday for HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) in a bid to eliminate the stigma associated with testing ahead of next week’s celebration of International AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) Candlelight Memorial Day

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3,671% spike in measles cases alarms DOH

3,671% spike in measles cases alarms DOH

The Department of Health (DOH) is urging parents to have their children vaccinated against measles following what health authorities said was an alarming surge (3,671 percent) in the number of measles cases in the National Capital Region (NCR) and Mindanao.

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Dengvaxia is out – DoH

A health official said that the Dengvaxia vaccine will not be used by the Department of Health (DoH) in the near future, following the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommendation that a pre-vaccination screening should be done first before injecting the controversial vaccine to an individual.

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