Almost 1 Million Dengue Vaccinations and Three Children’s Deaths Later, Doctors Admit They May Have Got It Wrong

February 5, 2018

(Newsweek) – The Philippines said on Friday that the anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia may be connected to three deaths in the country, according to a government-ordered inquiry, and that the drug is not ready for mass immunization. Sanofi revealed in November that Dengvaxia – the world’s first dengue vaccine – might increase the risk of severe disease in people who had never been exposed to the virus. The news prompted an uproar in the Philippines, where more than 800,000 school-age children had been vaccinated in 2016.

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