Hindi lang nakakalala! Dengvaxia kills, Sotto says
By: Xave Gregorio
Dengvaxia does not only cause a severe disease, it actually can kill, Senator Tito Sotto said.
Sotto recalled a 2015 budget hearing when resource persons apparently admitted that administering the dengue vaccine to individuals without a prior dengue infection would lead to death if they are infected with dengue after getting vaccinated.
“Ang totoo nun, sa finding nila, pagka hindi ka pa nagkaka-dengue, ginamitan ka ng Dengvaxia, pag nagka-dengue ka, fatal. Oo. Mali sila,” Sotto said, referring to vaccine manufacturer Sanofi, who revealed that the vaccine leads to a serious disease in people not yet infected with dengue.
“Ang delikado diyan, yung in-injectionan nila ng anti-dengue, at hindi pa nagkaka-dengue, pag nagka-dengue, fatal. Yun ang finding,” Sotto said.
Sanofi has denied claims that Dengvaxia has killed those who have been administered with the vaccine, countering allegations of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption who said three have already died because of the vaccine.
Dengvaxia has been administered to 700,000 individuals through the Department of Health.