News Release

From the Presidential Spokesperson – On the Dengvaxia anomaly

We understand the concern of our people, especially the parents and the relatives of public elementary children residing in Regions III, IV-A, and NCR, where the dengue vaccination initiative was launched by the previous administration. However, we call on all citizens not to spread information that may cause undue alarm.

We assure the public that as per the Department of Health (DOH) there is currently no reported case of severe dengue infection to the individuals who received one dose of dengue vaccine last year.

Our present health officials are serious in carrying out their mandate to always guard the health and physical well-being of our people, which includes intensifying surveillance and evaluation of our dengue vaccination program.

The Department of Health (DOH) is now working in close coordination with the Department of Education (DepEd) to monitor the thousands of students who have been administered with Dengvaxia.

We will leave no stone unturned in making those responsible for this shameless public health scam which puts hundreds of thousands of young lives at risk accountable.