Angeles City – Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan has instructed the City Health Office to get the data and monitor all those who have been vaccinated for Dengue by the local government.
Pamintuan told City Health Officer Dr. Lenario Santos to learn the status of all students who took part in the Dengue vaccination program of the Department of Health.
This after an updated information on the vaccine has been released by DOH wherein the results of the clinical trials showed possible risks for those who received the injection. 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 could occur among those given the vaccine who have no previous history of dengue.
Dr. Lenario Santos said there have been 6,040 students who received Dengue vaccination by the city government. “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 City Health Office will also coordinate with the parents and the teachers to assist in monitoring.
Meanwhile, the Angeles City LGU will also focus on the prevention of getting infected by Dengue and other mosquito-borne diseases. Mayor Pamintuan stressed the importance of maintaining a clean community and well-sanitized households in order to avoid these infections. -AC CMG