Bataan school KIDS get dengue vaccination

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BALANGA City, Bataan: The Provincial Health Office here reported it gave dengue vaccination to about 2,668 public school children out of its target of 14,000 students enrolled in Grade 4, aged nine years and above. Provincial health officer Rosanna Buccahan said the first dose of Dengvaxia, a dengue vaccine approved by the World Health Organization was given starting March 29 until June this year. Already vaccinated with first dose were students in Dinalupihan – 795; Hermosa – 633: Abucay – 200: Orion – 953: Limay – 54 and Bagac – 31. She added that public school children from Region 3, National Capital Region and Calabarzon were the first in the world to be immunized with the dengue vaccine.

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