Maritoni Fernandez flies to Thailand for Dengvaxia vaccine
An Instagram post of Actress Maritoni Fernandez has recently gone viral on the web after revealing that she had to fly to Bangkok, Thailand just to receive her first shots of Dengvaxia vaccine.
This statement from Fernandez was posted on Oct. 2.
“Finally got my first of three dengue shots but had to come to Bangkok for it,” said Fernandez using her Instagram handle maritoni.fernandez. “Not complaining.”
She further said that it is her best excuse so she could eat and shop as well as meet up with some of her old friends from England.
When a netizen asked her if receiving the vaccine is safe, she said that it was only safe for people who have had dengue before. Earlier, Maritoni said she already had dengue in the past.
Previously, the issue on Dengvaxia became controversial after French pharmaceutical group Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccine’s manufacturer, pushed out results of its study in November 2017. According to the study, the vaccine may result in an increased risk to patients who received it without history of the infection.
Hot on the heels of the announcement of the manufacturer, Dr. Erwin Erfe, chief of the Public Attorney’s Office Forensic Laboratory, stood firm on the result of the findings of his team with regard to the vaccine, claiming that it was linked to the demise of more than 100 people.
In the meantime, in January, the Department of Health said that death linked to the vaccines has not yet been confirmed.
It is interesting to note that at the moment, the ban on the use of the vaccine in the country has not yet been lifted. However, Francisco Duque III, the Health Secretary, said that the decision not to life the ban on Dengvaxia is not related to the effectiveness of the vaccine.
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