Solon: Learn lessons from Dengvaxia jab

The resident economist of the House of Representatives on Saturday urged health authorities to “learn the lessons of Dengvaxia” and

1/16/2022 8:00:00 AM

The resident economist of the House of Representatives on Saturday urged health authorities to “learn the lessons of Dengvaxia” and ensure that there is strong screening, public consultation, and informed consent measures around... Read it here:

The resident economist of the House of Representatives on Saturday urged health authorities to “learn the lessons of Dengvaxia” and

“These children are below the age of reason, so we really need very strong measures to ensure that parents know exactly what they are signing their children up for,” Albay Rep. Joey Sarte Salceda said.“We also need strong screening procedures, so from now, we should already be having Barangay Health Workers do questionnaires and profiles of children in their communities,” he added.

Salceda, chairman of the House committee on ways and means, advised health authorities: “The pitfall of Dengvaxia was one, the screening procedures were not as stringent, two, the public communication effort failed, and three, the narrative spiraled out of control because there are questions about whether the parental consent given was truly informed consent.”

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