‘Politicized’ Dengvaxia caused fear of vaccines - Robredo

‘Politicized’ Dengvaxia caused fear of vaccines - Robredo

The Vice president of the country is echoing the statement made before by former president Benigno Aquino III that the issue as regards dengue vaccine-  Dengvaxia has been  highly politicized by the current administration.
Leni Robredo made the state amidst the fear of many Filipino parents against vaccines that could help prevent other illnesses.

 “This is saddening. The issue of Dengvaxia was politicized so many parents are now afraid to have their children vaccinated,” Robredo, quoted in her weekly radio show.

Vice President Leni Robredo
(photo credit to MB)

The Vice President also thru her radio show slams the public officials who are seemingly campaigned agains the effectiveness of vaccines.
“So now, illnesses that are otherwise preventable by vaccines are now returning,” she said.
It might be recalled that it was under the administration of Noynoy Aquino that Dengvaxia was used as a solution to the widespread dengue diseases all over the country, a mass vaccination was done in public schools.

But the Department of Health (DOH) stopped the use of the so called miracle vaccine for dengue after its manufacturer France based pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur released a study in November 2017 stating that the product could cause an increased risk to patients who had not been infected by dengue in the past.

Last month the the DOH declared a national dengue epidemic.

It was recently reported that polio which has not been seen in the country for nearly 20 years has now resurfaced.
DOH also reported an increase of cases of Diphtheria cases in the country.

VP Robredo said considering all the reports coming in, vaccination campaigns of the DOH must be more aggressive.
“We are pleading parents, health workers, and local government unit officials to campaign for vaccination of kids because many diseases are preventable,” she said.

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