DepEd7 urged IATF to start inoculating young adults

Morexette Marie Erram 10/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – If it meant allowing more schools to return to face-to-face classes, the Department of Education in Central Visayas (DepEd-7) urged the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF) to…

CHEd: Jabs not required for in-person college classes

Dexter Cabalza, Leila B. Salaverria 10/23/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Being vaccinated is not a requirement for students attending limited in-person classes in colleges and universities, according to Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) chair Prospero de Vera III. De Vera made the clarification in a…

WestVac reps apologize for lack of LGU permission on clinical trials

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/20/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Representatives from WestVac Biopharma which conducted the clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine in Cebu City apologized to the City Council for failing to secure the permission of the local government unit (LGU)…

CHED-7 to students from HEIs: Get vaccinated

Mae Fhel Gom-os 10/02/2021

  MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Students from higher education institutions (HEIs) that would be approved to conduct limited face-to-face classes are encouraged to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Maximo Aljibe, director of the Commission on Higher Education in Central Visayas…

Mandaue City to inoculate market vendors on Sept. 23

Doris C. Bongcac 09/22/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – The Mandaue City government is bringing its inoculation drive to the city public market on Thursday, September 23, to accommodate the vendors. In an advisory, the city’s Public Information Office said that vaccination…

3rd Sinovac shot can be effective as booster

Patricia Denise Chiu 09/12/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Based on some studies, a third Sinovac shot can be an effective booster shot for those who already received two doses of the China-made COVID-19 vaccine, Dr. Rontgene Solante, a member of the vaccine…

Moderna gets FDA approval for use on 12-17 age group

09/04/2021

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the emergency use of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on children age 12 to 17. The Department of Health (DOH), however, has yet to give the go signal for the…

6 Steps to Expect When You Get Vaccinated

PR 08/10/2021

One surefire way to stay protected and protect loved ones from the COVID-19 virus is to get vaccinated. A number of new vaccination sites have been set up to accommodate everyone including the newest and 6th vaccination…

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…

Mandaue opens fifth and largest vaccination site at Parkmall

Mary Rose Sagarino 07/15/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City Government has conducted a vaccination dry run at Parkmall on Thursday, July 15, 2021. Employees and tenants of the mall were vaccinated during the dry run that would last until…

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…

PhilHealth offers COVID-19 vaccine injury, death compensation to qualified members

Doris C. Bongcac 07/13/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Individuals who will experience “serious adverse effects” as a result of their inoculation can already avail of assistance from the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth). PhilHealth Circular No. 2021-0007 published on June 18,…

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