WHO Recommends Sanofi’s Dengue Vaccine Only For People Previously Infected With Virus

World Health Organization: WHO advises Dengvaxia be used only in people previously infected with dengue
“Following a consultation of the Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety, the World Health Organization (WHO) finds that the dengue vaccine CYD-TDV, sold under the brand name Dengvaxia, prevents disease in the majority of vaccine recipients but it should not be administered to people who have not previously been infected with dengue virus. This recommendation is based on new evidence communicated by the vaccine’s manufacturer (Sanofi Pasteur), indicating an increase in incidence of hospitalization and severe illness in vaccinated children never infected with dengue…” (12/13).

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