The Department of Health (DoH) has launched an information drive to guide parents and guardians on what to do if their children were among those given Dengvaxia shots during the government’s anti-dengue vaccination program.
The DoH has begun displaying posters of the “Frequently Asked Questions” regarding its dengue immunization program. Such will also be posted in every classroom in the National Capital Region, Central Luzon, CALABARZON, and Central Visayas, where schoolchildren were vaccinated with Dengvaxia.
One of the questions answered by the poster is what must be done to children vaccinated with Dengvaxia.
“Tingnan kung nasa masterlist ng DoH ang pangalan ng bata. Kung wala ang pangalan, magpalista. Babantayan ng DoH ang kalusugan ng mga bata sa mga susunod na taon,” it said.
“Dalhin agad ang bata sa pinakamalapit na health facility kung may sintomas ng dengue,” the DoH said.
Dengue is a disease characterized by sudden onset of high fever which may last from two to seven days, joint and muscle pain and pain behind the eyes, weakness, skin rashes, nose bleeding when fever starts to subside, abdominal pain, vomiting of coffee-colored matter, dark-colored stools, and difficulty in breathing. (Charina Clarisse L. Echaluce)