Mayor Santiago of San Fernando City, Pampanga leads forum on Dengvaxia
Mayor Edwin Santiago of San Fernando City, Pampanga led Tuesday the launching of a community-based forum about Dengvaxia in his locality.
According to the city information office, the kick-off was held at the Pampanga High School, with parents from the barangays of Dolores, Juliana, Lourdes, San Jose, Sta. Teresita, Sto. Nino, Sto. Rosario, Magliman and San Juan in attendance.
The event was initiated by the City Health Office, in partnership with the Department of Health, to “increase awareness on dengvaxia and to present the health management services of the city.”
The discussion was led by Communicable Disease Coordinator Dr. Renely Tungol, highlighting ways to combat diseases, particularly dengue.
“Isa po ito sa pamamaraan namin sa pagpapalaganap ng maayos na kalusugan sa syudad. Marami po tayong programa na nakalaan para sa inyo, kaya naman hinihikayat ko po kayo na huwag kayong mag-atubili na magtanong at magtungo sa inyong mga health centers kung may nararamdaman kayo,” Santiago told the participants.
The city has five rural health units.
The government has pulled out Dengvaxia from its immunization program and the market after its manufacturer, Sanofi Pasteur Inc., admitted that the vaccine is harmful to a person who has not suffered from dengue yet.
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