Education Assistant Secretary Nepomuceno Malaluan on Wednesday said the Department of Education (DepEd) will monitor the symptoms reported to the Department of Health’s (DOH) Dengvaxia Vaccine Monitoring System (DMVS) app.
“Malaking concern ngayon is yung na-administeran ng vaccine na ito. Because they are still in school, part of the monitoring is now with the Department of Education,” Malaluan said in an interview on Dobol B sa News TV.
“Of course, jointly with the DOH kasi yung records ng mga administration niyan ang nagsa-safekeep niyan ang DOH,” he continued.
Malaluan added that the proposed expansion of the immunization program at the start of the current administration was allegedly not approved.
An estimated 891,000 children—aged nine and above—from public schools in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, and Cebu were vaccinated with Dengvaxia before its stoppage in December. — Rie Takumi/MDM, GMA News