Lapu barangays with highest number of vaccinated individuals receive awards

Futch Anthony Inso 06/17/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Government, together with the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI), has awarded the top 5 barangays that garnered the highest percentage of vaccinated individuals against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) during the…

Dumanjug LGU to schools: Vaccination not required in graduation rites

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/16/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The local government of Dumanjug in southwestern Cebu has reminded schools there not to require vaccination cards as requirements for students and parents attending commencement exercises. The municipality, in an advisory dated June…

Gwen reiterates reminder to mayors that vaccination not a prerequisite to employment, school admissions

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/14/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia has once again reminded mayors that an individual’s vaccination status should not be used as a prerequisite for employment, education, and other government transactions.  Garcia on June 13 signed…

70% in Central Visayas inoculated against COVID-19

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/12/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Central Visayas has already vaccinated 70 percent of its target population against COVID-19, a year since the vaccination campaign rolled out.  In a recent press conference, the Department of Health in Central Visayas…

5 top performing Cebu City brgys to get ‘Bakuna Award’ incentive

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 06/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government will recognize on Sunday, June 12, the Top 5 barangays that excelled in the implementation of the city’s COVID-19 vaccination program. These barangays will get cash incentives ranging from…

Cebu City to close several vax sites

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – As the turnout in the COVID-19 vaccination sites here continues to lessen, the Cebu City Government decided to shut down several inoculation sites permanently.  Dr. Jeffrey Ibones, City Health Officer, confirmed that they…

Cebu City hopes to move COVID-19 vaccination to barangay health centers

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City hopes to eventually move the vaccination from the current fixed sites at malls to the individual barangay health centers. The City Health Department (CHD) said that it would be better in…

DOH-7 reiterates calls to ramp up vax drives

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Health officials here are reiterating their calls for local governments to further intensify their COVID-19 vaccination drives if they want to downgrade to the most lenient community quarantine classification.  Dr. Mary Jean Loreche,…

DOH-7: Over 1,500 seniors jabbed during special vax days

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/03/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – An additional 1,500 senior citizens in Cebu province received free COVID-19 vaccines during the recently concluded Special Vaccination Days. The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) on April 1 reported that they…

PBB finishes 11-month vaccination initiative

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The private-public vaccination initiative in Cebu, Project Balik Buhay (PBB), has completed the 11-month goal of aiding the government’s COVID-19 and vaccination policies.  As of March 30, 2022, PBB has administered a total of 297,593…

Cebu province has most number of unvaxed in PH – nat’l govt 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/31/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – For the fourth round of the nationwide ‘special COVID-19 vaccination days’, resources and efforts have been focused on several areas such as Cebu that still have low COVID-19 vaccination coverage rates. This is…

12 localities in Cebu need help in vaccinating senior citizens

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/28/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Central Visayas is targeting to administer a total of 40,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the next round of special vaccination days. This time, their primary target will be elderlies and individuals with…

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