SENATOR Richard Gordon (left), chair of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee, presides over the hearing on the P3.5-billion worth of dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia, that had been administered to students nationwide by the Department of Health held at the Senate in Pasay City on Tuesday, March 13, 2018.
Also in the photo (from right) are vaccine expert Dr. Scott Halstead, Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) Forensic Laboratory Director Dr. Erwin Erfe, PAO Chief Atty. Persida Acosta, National Academy of Science and Technology member and scientist Dr. Antonio Dans, former Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial and current Health Secretary Francisco Duque.
The Senate started the investigation on Dengvaxia after its producer Sanofi-Pasteur admitted the vaccine could cause severity of the disease in those who had not contracted dengue before availing it. (PNA photo by Avito Dalan)