World’s first dengue vaccine seeing good results


Prevention is better than cure: An elementary student grimacing as a nurse administers an anti-dengue vaccine at Parang Elementary School in Marikina, west of Manila. — AFP

Manila: The Philippines’ health ministry has said that nearly 150,000 children in the country have now received doses of the world’s first dengue vaccine.

Only 240 children – or 0.16% – suffered adverse effects such as fever, dizziness and headaches, health officials said at a news briefing yesterday.

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