The Department of Health (DOH) is now demanding French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Pasteur to fully refund the Philippine government the P3 billion it paid to purchase vials of the Dengvaxia dengue vaccine. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said on Monday, January 29 that he demanded Sanofi to do a full refund in a demand letter sent to its Asia Pacific head Thomas Triomphe on Friday, January 26.
DOH demands full refund over Dengvaxia vaccine
“We already submitted to the Sanofi [official]. I think this was last week for the used vaccine,” said Duque in an ambush interview. He said the DOH now wants to be fully refunded “because the purported or reported or claimed protection [of Dengvaxia] wasn’t felt and wasn’t there.”