Anti-dengue vaccine in Philippines 'may worsen symptoms'
Anti-dengue vaccine in Philippines 'may worsen symptoms'
730000 children given Dengue vaccine which could make illness more severe
05 Diciembre, 2017, 01:37
The FDA, which is under the Department of Health (DOH), issued the statement Monday, hours after Sanofi said in a press conference that while they had stopped the sale of the vaccine, there had been no product recall. Of the total number, health officials said that 70,000 are at risk. Through 2027, a little less than US$ 650 Mn worth of revenues is expected to arise from sales of dengue vaccines across government institutes.
Dr Ng Su Peing, Sanofi's global medical head, said nine in 10 Filipinos will be exposed to the virus by the time they reach adolescence.
A non-governmental organization (NGO) said it had received information that three children who were vaccinated with Dengvaxia in the Philippines had died and a senator said he was aware of two cases.
"We implemented it in accordance with WHO guidance and recommendations", she said, adding that even before the official Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization, there were meetings and consultations between experts, WHO and DOH technical officials.
Queueing up to have their turn at the dengue shots. Bernard Testa News5 | InterAksyon
Dengue is the most widespread mosquito-borne disease in the world, with nearly 400 million infections every year.
In it, the world health body recommended Dengvaxia be administered among children nine years old and up, in three doses and within a six-month interval.
Amid the dengue vaccine controversy, the former chief of the Department of Health (DOH) said she is willing to face any investigation on the issue.
Patients rest inside a crowded ward filled with dengue patients at a hospital in Quezon City, Metro Manila, in a file photo from August 24, 2011.
"I welcome the investigation that will be conducted by the Department of Justice and the Senate".
Sanofi said it would ask the authorities in countries where the vaccine has been approved for use, including Singapore, to update their information on the vaccine, and to disseminate it to doctors and patients.
"We will leave no stone unturned in making those responsible for this shameless public health scam, which put hundreds of thousands of young lives at risk, accountable", Roque said.
Jaime Bernadas said all the children who were given the vaccine will be profiled and their vaccination history and hospitalizations if any, should be taken. Anvisa did not immediately respond to a request for comment, nor did the health ministry.
"Until now, no one is using the Dengvaxia in the country", he said in a statement here on Saturday.
"We fully cooperated and consulted with WHO prior to the implementation of this program". It is approved but not yet launched in Honduras, Malaysia, Australia, Argentina, Venezuela, Bolivia, Bangladesh and Cambodia.
He added: "The vaccination program is not a clinical trial and Pinoys are not guinea pigs".
It will also contain advisories on an assessment of prior dengue infection in individuals before vaccination, and that vaccination should not be recommended for those who have not had a dengue infection before.
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Last Wednesday, November 29 Sanofi advised the public that clinical studies revealed the vaccine poses more risks for recipients who had no prior infection. France-based manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur said that an analysis of the drug based on six years of clinal data showed that in the longer term, more cases of severe dengue could occur in those who have been vaccinated with the drug among people who have not previously been infected with dengue.
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