Duterte defends dengue decision

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said the previous administration acted in good faith in launching its ill-fated dengue immunisation drive. Pharmaceutical manufacturer Sanofi’s Dengvaxia vaccine...

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Manila axes child dengue jabs

Thousands of Filipino children have been given a dengue vaccine that may worsen the symptoms of the disease. More than 733,000 elementary schoolchildren in the...

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Duterte defends dengue decision

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said the previous administration acted in good faith in launching its ill-fated dengue immunisation drive. Pharmaceutical manufacturer Sanofi’s Dengvaxia vaccine...