By Analou De Vera
The Department of Health- Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) said that it recently started the profiling of Dengvaxia vaccine recipients in the region in order to establish a database which will be used in the monitoring of their health status.
“The profile of the recipients and their scheduled physical examination will generate evidence-based intervention needed for their evaluation. An individual’s health profile is important to manage the health information that will include a comprehensive summary of their medical or health history,” said Regional Director Eduardo Janairo.
Janairo said that the profiling includes the personal health history, medical conditions, medications, and emergency contact information of the Dengvaxia recipients.
“It will help health workers to clearly organize critical information of every Dengvaxia vaccinee,” said Janairo.
Janairo added that parent leaders of various provinces were also tapped to provide additional support in the reporting and monitoring of vaccinees in their respective areas.
“We will work to complete the profiling of patients before the end of this year to be able to have an accurate data and be able to know where to locate each recipient and improve our ability to manage them efficiently and avoid potential hazards to their health,” he assured.