Cebu City mulls return of Bakuna Bonanza

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/15/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City is mulling the return of the Bakuna Bonanza to encourage more people to get the booster shot. Mayor Michael Rama mulls the return of the raffle draw program the city initiated…

Immunocomprised individuals urged to get 2nd booster

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Immunocompromised individuals should get a second booster shot of the COVID-19, a top Cebu City Health official said on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Doctor Jeffrey Ibones, the acting Cebu City Health Officer, said…

Mandaue VOC: Only 5 individuals got 2nd booster shot in five days

Mary Rose Sagarino 04/29/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Vaccination Operations Center in Mandaue City has only recorded five individuals who availed of the fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine or the second COVID-19 booster shot. Levi Doverte, VOC senior data…

Cebu City starts to accommodate non-residents in need of booster shots

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 01/18/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Residency will no longer be used as a basis to administer booster shots here. Dr. Jeffrey Ibones, in-charge of the Cebu City Health Department, said on Tuesday, January 18, that they have been…

Vaccination program in Cebu City picks up pace

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The vaccination program in Cebu City is finally picking up after being temporarily put on hold due to Typhoon Odette. The City Health Department (CHD) has opened at least 15 sites for the…

Booster shots included in 3-day nat’l vaccination drive

Daniza Fernandez 11/28/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The administration of booster shots is included in the government’s three-day national vaccination day on November 29 to December 1, Department of Health (DOH) Director Dr. Beverly Ho said on Saturday. During the Laging…

Talisay targets to give booster shots to 400 healthcare workers per day

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Talisay City Government is targeting to provide booster shots at a rate of 400 healthcare workers per day. The city on Monday, November 22, 2021, officially began the rollout of booster shots,…

Talisay City to start giving booster shots to healthcare workers on Monday

Doris C. Bongcac 11/21/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – The Talisay City government will start to administer booster shots for its A1 priority group on Monday, November 22. This will be made at the Borromeo Brothers Elementary School in Barangay Cansojong from…

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…

Experts against booster shot, mixing vaccine brands

Maricar Cinco 08/02/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (PSMID) has recommended against giving a booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine as well as mixing brands, citing a “paucity of evidence” to support such possible changes…

More studies, guidelines needed for COVID-19 ‘booster shot’ – experts

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Local experts said more studies are needed while a set of guidelines should be formulated before they can proceed in inoculating people with booster shots of the COVID-19 vaccine. “We needed more studies…

Traveling Abroad? You might want to check your host country’s immunization requirements

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Summer is just a few sleeps away and Cebuanos who are planning to spend their vacations outside the country should have another thing to put on their checklist. Since the Philippines declared a…

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.