Mandaue starts giving booster shots to health workers

Mary Rose Sagarino 11/19/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City has started giving booster shots to fully vaccinated health workers from the City Health Office and City Hospital on Friday, November 19, 2021. The vaccination was held at the city’s hospital.…

AstraZeneca recipients urged to get other vaccine brand as booster shot

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - Reporter 11/17/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Individuals who got Astrazeneca’s COVID-19 vaccines and who are now eligible for booster shots, like healthcare workers, were advised by an infectious disease expert to use vaccines from other brands due to a possible…

Mandaue continues vaccination drive, works to hit target to achieve herd immunity against COVID

Mary Rose Sagarino 09/03/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City government continues to work to hit its target to vaccinate 337,600 Mandauehanons or 80 percent of the city’s population to achieve herd immunity against COVID-19. Dr. Ligaya Lakambini-Dargantes, head of…

Consolacion mayor: 500 donated AstraZeneca vaccines to benefit 250 residents

Futch Anthony Inso 09/03/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Two hundred fifty individuals will benefit from the 500 AstraZeneca vaccines donated by private companies to Consolacion town. Consolacion Mayor Joannes “Joyjoy” Alegado, who was grateful for the donation, said that this would…

Night shift vaccination in Mandaue starts tonight

Mary Rose Sagarino 08/20/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City government has started tonight the Mandaue Tara Shots Sa Gabi-i, a night shift vaccination for individuals who belong to the A4 category at the Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex.…

Two doses of Pfizer, AstraZeneca shots effective against Delta variant, study finds

07/22/2021

LONDON — Two doses of Pfizer or AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine are nearly as effective against the highly transmissible Delta coronavirus variant as they are against the previously dominant Alpha variant, a study published on Wednesday showed. Officials…

Hundreds of Thai medical workers infected despite Sinovac vaccinations

Reuters 07/11/2021

BANGKOK — Thailand’s health ministry said on Sunday more than 600 medical workers who received two doses of China’s Sinovac vaccine have been infected with COVID-19, as authorities weigh giving booster doses to raise immunity. Of the 677,348…

PRO-7: 150 policemen in A4 group get first COVID jab

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 07/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Some 150 policemen from the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) have already received their first doses of AstraZeneca and Sinovac vaccines today, July 8. This will bring the number of vaccinated…

Lapu-Lapu running out of AstraZeneca vaccines

Futch Anthony Inso 06/07/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu–The supply of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines here is expected to run out soon. Dr. Agnes Realiza, head of the Lapu-Lapu City Health Department (LCHD), said that currently, their supply of COVID-19 vaccines is…

Tumulak: Manpower not enough for planned additional vaccination sites in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The lack of doctors and nurses is a major concern for the additional vaccination sites that Cebu City plans to open for the forthcoming mass vaccination against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Councilor…

Marathon queen Tabal gets 1st jab: I can focus now on my training

Glendale G. Rosal 05/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebuana Olympian Mary Joy Tabal finally got her first jab of the AstraZeneca vaccine today, May 27, 2021, in-time for her preparations for the big races she will be joining this year. The…

Cebu City running low on Pfizer vaccines supply

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government is now running low on its supply of the sought-after Pfizer vaccine. The city’s Vaccination Operations Center is expected to complete the distribution of available vaccines by Thursday, May…

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