DOH Caught Up In The Monkeypox Hysteria, Plans To Procure Experimental Vaccine

In a press briefing, Department of Health (DOH) officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergeire said that the Philippines are procuring monkeypox vaccines, but the earliest delivery will be in 2023. The report on this was written by Beatrice Pinlac and published by The Philippine Daily Inquirer last August 10, 2022.

According to Vergeire, the government agency is currently exploring avenues to acquire even a minimal amount so they can be given first to our health care workers.

Editor’s Note: Is the Philippines planning on a country-wide rollout of monkeypox shots? [Read WHO Official: Everyone Who Gets Monkeypox Vaccine Is Part Of A Clinical Trial].

Do we still have the funds to procure unnecessary vaccines? Should this be a priority for the government right now?

Take note that the first case of monkeypox in the Philippines has already recovered, just like the majority of people who were infected with the disease. How then is this an immediate threat? [Also read WHO Declares Monkeypox Pandemic Against Independent Panel Advice, Fauci Repeats Playbook, Begins Monkeypox Fear-Mongering].

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