Public Attorneys Office (PAO) Chief Persida Acosta on Saturday (July 11) said another child has died from the Dengvaxia anti-dengue vaccine.
Acosta said the the PAO forensics team led by Dr. Erwin Erfe conducted the autopsy of the victim on Friday (July 10).
“Pang 154th ang autopsy kahapon,” Acosta said.
The PAO chief identified the latest Dengvaxia victim as Diana Diola, 13, of San Jose del Monte, Bulacan.
Acosta assured that the PAO will file charges over the death of Diola in response to the family’s appeal for legal assistance.
The family told the PAO Diola, already survived dengue before, completed her Dengvaxia shots after getting inoculated from 2016 up to 2017.
Among the 154 persons autopsied by the PAO, she noted that criminal complaints have been filed before the Department of Justice (DOJ) for the deaths of 56 persons, mostly children.
Of this number, the DOJ approved indictments over the deaths of 17.