A health worker conducts a mock Covid-19 vaccination during a simulation exercise in Manila. Photo: Reuters A health worker conducts a mock Covid-19 vaccination during a simulation exercise in Manila. Photo: Reuters
A health worker conducts a mock Covid-19 vaccination during a simulation exercise in Manila. Photo: Reuters

As Philippines seeks Covid-19 vaccines, ghost of Dengvaxia controversy lingers

  • In 1990, nine in 10 Filipinos believed in the importance of vaccines – a trend that’s reversed in recent years following controversy over a dengue vaccine
  • As Covid-19 cases rise in one of the region’s worst-hit nations, low public trust in vaccines will be a huge hurdle in the government’s vaccination bid

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A health worker conducts a mock Covid-19 vaccination during a simulation exercise in Manila. Photo: Reuters A health worker conducts a mock Covid-19 vaccination during a simulation exercise in Manila. Photo: Reuters
A health worker conducts a mock Covid-19 vaccination during a simulation exercise in Manila. Photo: Reuters
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