Thursday, March 3, 2016

Dengue Vaccine

bakuna sa dengue

Generic name: Dengue tetra valent vaccine (live, attenuated )

Brand name: Dengvaxia

Manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur

Who can get the shots?
          It's given to adults, adolescents and children ages 9 through 45 years old living in endemic areas.

Schedule of Dengvaxia
          3 doses at 0- 6- 12 months (6 months apart)
          1st dose : when you see your doctor
          2nd dose : 6 months after the 1st dose
          3rd dose : 6 months after the 2nd dose

What is the vaccine for?
          Dengvaxia vaccine is used to protect you or your child against dengue disease caused by dengue serotypes 1, 2, 3 and 4.

If you or your child had dengue disease some time ago, can you or your child still get the vaccines?

            If one of the 4 strains of dengue made you or your child sick. The other remaining strains can also make you or your child sick again. ( And the severity of the disease you or your child will experience is dependent on multiple factors).

If you or your child were just treated for dengue disease, when is the soonest possible time for you or your child to get vaccinated?
           When your doctor  assessed you or your child to be well enough to get the vaccine.

Ask your Doctor about Dengue Vaccine...

It's better to be... safe than sorry.

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