There are around 830,000 Filipinos who have been vaccinated with Dengvaxia from 2016 until the Department of Health (DOH) suspended the program in December 2017.
In related to this, DOH has released a public advisory informing parents what to do next if their children received dengue vaccine.
1. Tignan sa local na Department of Health kung nasa masterlist ang pangalan ng bata. Ipalista kung wala. (Coordinate with the school or the Rural Health Unit (RHU) near you to determine if your child’s name is in the master list of the DOH. If not, enlist the name of your child.)
2. Ipagbigay-alam din ito sa inyong lokal na pamahalaan. Kasama ang mga ito ng DOH at Department of Education sa pagmomonitor sa mga nakatanggap ng dengue vaccine. (Inform your local government. The DOH, together with LGUs and the Department of Education, would closely monitor the health of vaccinated children.)
3. Kung maospital ang nabakunahan ng Dengvaxia, sasagutin ng PhilHealth ang gastos. (If the child got hospitalized, PhilHealth will shoulder the expenses).
Parents should closely monitor the health of your child. If your kid exhibits symptoms of dengue, bring him or her to the nearest hospital. Symptoms include high fever, headache, retroorbital pain, body and joint pain, loss of appetite, vomiting, skin rashes. There is PhilHealth coverage for all those vaccinated under government-sponsored programs. PhilHealth case rates for Dengue I is P10,000; for Dengue II, P16,000. No Balance Billing applies to those who would be admitted to government hospitals.
4. Tumawag sa Department of health anumang oras. (Call DOH’s 24/7 hotlines anytime.)
Remember DOH DENGUE HOTLINES:
DOH Central Luzon
DOH Central Visayas