More doses of AstraZeneca vaccines for Mandaue health workers arrive

Mary Rose Sagarino 05/12/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—The Mandaue City Government received 700 more doses of AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccines from the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Subangdaku Barangay Captain Ernie Manatad, the chairman of the…

VOC’s warning: Expect delays in rollout of Pfizer vaccines

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Vaccination Operations Center (VOC) is expecting additional allocations of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines with the arrival of additional supply from the Department of Health central office. A total of…

Region 7 receives 1st shipment of Pfizer COVID vaccines

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Central Visayas on Tuesday, May 11, received a fresh supply of COVID-19 vaccines. A total of 132,000 doses of AstraZeneca and 29,250 doses of Pfizer’s BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines arrived at the Mactan Cebu…

The sad story of our delayed vaccine rollout

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 05/02/2021

At the virtual vaccine summit organized the other day by the country’s leading business groups, vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. told participants: “We are very confident that the country will be able to achieve herd containment…

PH eyes buying excess AstraZeneca shots from Israel, US, UK

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 04/29/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government is seeking to buy excess or unused AstraZeneca vaccines from countries Israel, United States, and United Kingdom, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said Thursday. Galvez said the Philippine government has already…

Cebu City prepares for second dose of Covid vaccines

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Vaccine Operations Center (VOC) is preparing for the second dose of vaccines by the middle of May 2021. Doctor Jeffrey Ibones, the City Health officer-in-charge, said in a phone conference…

32 ‘wasted’ COVID vaccines in Region 7 minimal, says DOH7

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Central Visayas has 32 unused COVID-19 vaccines that were put to waste, the regional health office here reported. The Department of Health in the region (DOH-7) on April 12, 2021 confirmed to reporters…

11,000 medical frontliners in CV complete COVID inoculation sked

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – At least 11,000 healthcare workers in Central Visayas have already completed their COVID-19 inoculation. But health officials still need to administer the first dose of the vaccine to at least 59,683 medical frontliners.…

Vaccination for medical facility workers continues today in Cebu City

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The vaccination for medical facility workers in Cebu City has continued today with the arrival of 2,700 additional doses of Sinovac vaccines. Doctor Jeffrey Ibones, the City Health Acting Officer, told CDN Digital…

PH runs out of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses

Cathrine Gonzales 04/05/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The country has run out of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines, the Department of Health (DOH) said Monday. According to Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently awaiting additional documents…

3K BHWs, private health workers in Cebu City vaccinated

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/31/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — More barangay and private health workers in Cebu City have been vaccinated five days after the vaccine roll-out. The Cebu City Health Department (CHD) reported that a total of 3,620 barangay health workers…

Region 7 to receive more Sinovac doses

03/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) announced on Monday, March 29, 2021, that the region is set to receive additional doses of COVID-19 vaccines. In a virtual press briefer, Dr. Mary…

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