Duterte appeals to parents to have faith in other vaccines

Duterte appeals to parents to have faith in other vaccines

The hysteria, fear, and the feeling of uncertainty continuous to hound those parents who is need of vaccinations for their kids.

All of these can be traced to the previous administration’s mass vaccination of the so called miracle anti-dengue vaccine known as Dengvaxia.

President Rodrigo roa Duterte (photo credit to Manila Bulletin)

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has urged parents not to let the scare over the controversial anti-dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia, stop them from getting their children vaccinated for other infectious diseases.
“Simula ‘yung nagkaroon ng gulo dito maraming mga pamilya dito sa Pilipinas, hindi lang sa Malabon, na natakot ng mga ganitong vaccination at ayaw na (Since the Dengvaxia mess, there are many families in the Philippines, not just Malabon, who feared vaccination and no longer wanted it),” Duterte said.

“Do not be lulled and be complacent about it kasi ang sanggol talaga kailangan (because infants really need it). Iyong Dengvaxia lang kung ayaw ninyo okay lang (But if you don’t like Dengvaxia, it’s okay),” he added.

President Duterte assured the public that the government had sufficient supply of vaccines for diseases such as polio, pneumonia, measles, and among others.

“Hindi naman tayo nagkulang sa bakuna eh ‘di (We don’t lack vaccines) -- because it is good and it is for the health of the person,” Duterte said.

Dengvaxia scandal

The controversial French vaccine was to be the answer for the dreaded dengue disease, manufactured by pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur it made a global advisory, warning of the risks of admistering Dengvaxia to persons with no history of dengue in 2017.

Both Houses of Congress launched its own inquiries into the possibility of a rush purchase of the vaccine by the Aquino administration, funds were allegedly used for campaign funds during the 2016 Presidential election.

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