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Kin of 2 kids vaccinated with Dengvaxia files raps vs. Janette Garin

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More criminal complaints have been filed Friday (September 14) against former Health Secretary Janette Garin over the death of two more children who received the anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia.

The Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) filed the complaints on behalf of the families of the dead children, namely, Roshaine Carino and Christine Joy Asuncion.

This makes a total of 17 complaints filed against Garin.

PAO Chief Persida Acosta said Carino and Asuncion were among the dead Dengvaxia victims who have been autopsied by the PAO forensics team.

“Madami na patay. Ang patay na-autopsy 84,” she cited.

In the latest three complaints complaint, Garin is accused of having committed reckless imprudence resulting to homicide; torture resulting in the death of any person and torture committed against children; and for defective product and mislabeled product.

Apart from Garin, 35 others were named as her co-accused including officials of the Department of Health (DOH) and executives Dengvaxia manufacturer Sanofi Pastuer and local distributor Zuellig Pharma.

Among the three dead children, the PAO said Alcantara completed her Dengvaxia shots of three.