No dengue ‘outbreak’ in Cebu City yet

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/23/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Health (CHD) does not consider the current dengue situation in the city as an outbreak yet. Doctor Ilya Tac-an of the CHD said that the current spike of dengue cases…

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…

Cebu City eyes to vaccinate 12,000-15,000 during National Vaxx Days

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/07/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu City targets 12,000 to 15,000 individuals to be vaccinated in another round of National Vaccination Days on March 10 to 12, 2022. Doctor Jeffrey Ibones, the head of the City Health Department (CHD), said…

Lack of internet connection, a challenge to vaccination – Cebu City Health

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The lack of internet connection has been challenging for the Cebu City Health Department (CHD) in the continuous vaccination program in at least 18 sites. Doctor Jeffrey Ibones, head of the CHD, said…

Cebu City Health to vaccinate 50 minors with comorbidities per day

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Health Department (CHD) will schedule at least 50 minors with comorbidities per day in its vaccination site at the Southwestern University (SWU) PHINMA. The CHD has decided to limit the…

Cebu City Health, EOC: Don’t be choosy with vaccine brand

Dyrecka Letigio 09/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Health Department (CHD) and the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) are encouraging the public not to be choosy in the brands of vaccines that they get. Reports have reached the CHD…

Cebu City Health appeals to use J&J for residents with comorbidities

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Health Department (CHD) will be appealing that the Johnsons & Johnsons (J&J) vaccines be used for individuals with comorbidities. This was the hope of Doctor Jeffrey Ibones, the CHD head…

Cebu City Health Dept. reminds public: Hydrate amid heat

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Health Department (CHD) reminds the public to hydrate as temperatures rise due to the approaching summer season. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Association (PAGASA) has recorded up to…

Cebu City will need volunteer vaccinators for vaccine rollout

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City will need at least 50 vaccinators when it implements its mass vaccination program this year. Cebu City Health Officer, Doctor Jeffrey Ybonez, said that the vaccinators will be assigned to the…

Cebu City Health dep’t preparing for dengue season

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Health Department is preparing for dengue season as cases of mosquito-borne illness is expected to rise in the months of July and August. Cebu City spokesperson, Rey Gealon, said that…

Health staff on issuance of recovery certificate: ‘It was an honest mistake’

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The health staff of Barangay Kamputhaw in Cebu City said the issuance of a certification of recovery to a patient who succumbed to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) was an honest mistake. The…

Cebu City’s COVID-19 updates will now be coursed through DOH-7 — Labella

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said that to avoid the confusion brought by the discrepancies in the number of cases reported by the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) and the Cebu…

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