Philippines Deploys Pentavalent Vaccine Against Pertussis Outbreak

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The Department of Health (DOH) in the Republic of the Philippines has taken action to address the Pertussis outbreak.
Data as of March 30, 2024, indicates that there have been 1,112 Pertussis (whooping cough) cases since the start of 2024, which is almost 34 times higher than during the same period in 2023.
The majority of these cases were found in unvaccinated children under the age of five.
On April 11, 2024, the DOH reassured the public that outbreak response immunization was underway—however, the national government's inventory is in short supply.

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