The Health department made the demand in a letter to Sanofi Pasteur Asia-Pacific head Thomas Triomphe, for all unused vials of anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia worth P1.4 billion or $27.8 million. Sanofi has yet to answer the Health department, Secretary Francisco Duque 3rd said. The Department of Health last month suspended the dengue immunization program based on an advisory of Sanofi. The government spent P3.5 billion or around $70.2 million for the immunization program, which began during the time of Health Secretary Janette Garin in the Aquino administration. “There are reports that the [Health department] will provide monetary compensation to those who were inoculated with Dengvaxia.
Source: Manila Times January 12, 2018 16:30 UTC