MANILA — A drug store defended itself against alleged sale of dengue vaccine which violates an FDA order.
In a statement, the drug store said the dengue vaccine is not yet available in the market, and vaccination services did not push through because of an FDA directive.
The said drug store has also coordinated with the FDA in relation to requirements for selling the anti-dengue vaccine.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a cease and desist order last week against a pharmaceutical company due to unauthorized promotion of dengue vaccine.
The pharmaceutical company said it will not give any statements while a final resolution on the use of the dengue vaccine is yet to be finalized.
However, it said it is ready to cooperate in the FDA’s investigation.
The FDA reminds the public to be cautious in buying medicines or availing of any vaccine services without its approval.
Meanwhile, the health department said free anti-dengue vaccination for grade 4 students will continue.
DOH Secretary Paulyn Ubial said the third dose of the free anti-dengue vaccine program will end in the following months.
“It is still for implementation April to June. So there were areas that completed their vaccination in June. Some expect that the vaccination will continue until June”, said Department of Health Sec. Paulyn Jean Ubial — Aiko Miguel | UNTV News & Rescue
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