- Kitty Duterte and two of Paolo Duterte’s children have received shots of the Dengvaxia vaccine, according to Bong Go
- Their mothers confirmed that positive, the kids were injected
- The President has already ordered a creation of a panel of health experts to look into safety concerns raised against Dengvaxia
Veronica “Kitty” Duterte, President Rodrigo Duterte’s youngest daughter and two of former Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte’s children have received shots of the Dengvaxia vaccine.
Special Assistant to the President Christopher (SAP) “Bong” Go said Tuesday: “May nagtanong kanina kung na-inject raw ba si Kitty at ‘yung dalawang anak ni Paolo, kinonfirm naman po ng mga nanay nila na positive po na-inject po.”
[People asked a while ago if Kitty and two of Paolo’s children were injected, their mothers confirmed that positive, the kids were injected.]
Veronica is the President’s only child with Honeylet Avanceña, and Paolo has five children.
In December 2017, the Department of Health (DOH) stopped the government’s dengue immunization program following the admission of vaccine maker Sanofi Pasteur that the use of Dengvaxia must be strictly limited due to evidence it can worsen the disease in people who have not previously been exposed to dengue.
According to DOH statistics, around 891,000 children, aged nine and above, from public schools in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, and Cebu were vaccinated with the Dengvaxia shots since it was launched in April 2016.
The President has already ordered a creation of a three-man panel of Asian health experts to look into safety concerns raised against the world’s first dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia.