3 children in the Philippines died after getting Dengvaxia vaccine: VACC

3 children in the Philippines died after getting Dengvaxia vaccine: VACC
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The Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) has asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) to exhume and examine the bodies of three children believed to have died because of Dengvaxia, an anti-Dengue vaccine.

Dante Jimenez of VACC said the three from Bataan received the vaccine in April 2016.

"We are now here to request the Secretary [of Justice] to ask the NBI to conduct an exhumation [because] this is really serious," Jimenez said at a press conference.

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He said they were coordinating with affiliates in Region 3 to get further details of the three children.

Dr. Ruby Dizon, Sanofi Pasteur medical director, branded the report as "misinformation."

In a press conference on Monday, Dizon said an independent expert committee had judged the deaths as "not related to the vaccinations."

Sanofi Pasteur manufactures the Dengvaxia vaccine.

Also read: Philippine president vows to get to the bottom of dengue vaccine 'health scam'

Also read: Malaysia's health ministry warns of effects of dengue vaccine Dengvaxia

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