Philippines defied experts' advice in pursuing dengue immunisation programme

Over 1,000 people died of the disease in the country last year

By Tom Allard and Karen Lema

MANILA, Dec 10 (Reuters) - As she announced in January 2016 that the Philippines would immunise one million children with a new dengue vaccine, the nation's then health secretary Janette Garin boasted it was a world-first and a tribute to her country's "expertise" in research.

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