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Health Experts Raise Alarm on Dengue Crisis Next Generation Dengue Vaccine

  Dengue fever, a mosquito-borne viral infection, continues to be a major public health concern in many parts of the world. As temperatures rise and mosquito populations surge, it's crucial to equip ourselves with knowledge about this potentially life-threatening disease. Dengue remains to be a major public health problem in the Philippines. But it is reassuring to know that medical science has continued to develop and is working on real solutions, such as new vaccines and other novel and ingenious solutions that address the dengue crisis head on. The Culprit: Aedes Mosquitoes Dengue is primarily transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes, specifically the Aedes aegypti species. These mosquitoes are often found in tropical and subtropical regions, making many parts of Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas vulnerable to dengue outbreaks. The inaugural Dengue Forum titled “Addressing the Mosquito in the Room” held last Wednesday, 27 September, aimed to amplify the conversation on dengue

Health experts call for more vaccine options on pediatric COVID vaccination

  One thing that COVID-19 pandemic has thought us is that no matter your age group, you are not safe from the virus. The availability of the vaccines has given us a ray of hope in surpassing this pandemic together with our loved ones. With the government expanding the vaccination program to younger ages, this only proves the efficiency of the vaccines and how it helped in developing immunity for more vaccinated individuals. That is why health experts call for more vaccine options on pediatric COVID vaccination. Health experts called for more options on pediatric COVID vaccination to meet the goal of 39 million COVID-vaccinated kids and achieve herd immunity. In today's Kapihan ng Samahang Plaridel with the theme: “Kids Kontra COVID: Urgent Need for Safe Options in Children's Vaccination", Vaccine Solidarity Movement (VSM) founders Dr. Lulu Bravo, Executive Director of the Philippine Foundation for Vaccination (PFV) and Dr. Benny Atienza, president of the Philippine Med

The Childhood Immunization is Important during the pandemic

The stage of infancy to childhood is a very critical stage. Their immune system is not yet fully developed until 2-3 months. Babies produce antibodies when they are become exposed to viruses. It is important to boost the baby's immune system and to protect them from diseases, illness, and other infections by making sure that they have complete vaccination. As a parent, if asked of what makes us happy, we can simply and wholeheartedly answer that it would be our kids. We always want the best for them and see them grow healthy and away from sickness. Vaccination can protect our child from deadly diseases like Measles , Polio Hepatitis B, Tetanus, and Pneumonia which is now the number one killer disease among children age 0-5 years old. The vaccine in a child's body builds up antibodies to protect them from getting the diseases. This is also a way to reduce the spread of diseases. Parents can avail the free vaccination in all public health centers nationwide. The vaccine-preventab