Mandaue City to turnover expired COVID-19 vaccines to DOH

Mary Rose Sagarino 04/05/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — A few of the COVID-19 vaccines that have already expired in Mandaue City will be returned to the Department of Health. Levi Doverte, the senior data controller and operations manager of the Vaccination…

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…

More than 170,000 COVID vaccines wasted in Central Visayas

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/10/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Due to Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai), the number of wasted COVID-19 vaccines in Central Visayas has reached more than 170,000 doses, local health officials reported.  The Visayas Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC) on…

Gwen on getting COVID-19 vaccine: It’s still a matter of personal choice

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/24/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia recently confirmed  she already got her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. She was administered with the Chinese brand Sinopharm last February 12, 2022 and added that she did not…

Govt assures sufficient vax supply in Metro Cebu for minors

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/22/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Local health officials here assured the public that Metro Cebu still has ample supply of COVID-19 vaccines for minors despite some local governments halting their inoculation drives due to supply exhaustion.  Dr. Mary…

COVID-19 vaccination for street children possible, health officials say

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/16/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Administering COVID-19 vaccines to street children is possible, local health officials here said. The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) and Cebu City Health Office welcomed the recommendations of Cebu Medical Society…

Only 8 out of 159,612 minors aged 5-11 experienced COVID vaccine adverse effects—DOH

Daniza Fernandez 02/15/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Only eight out of the 159,612 minors aged five to 11 experienced adverse effects after getting vaccinated against COVID-19, Health Undersecretary Myrna Cabotaje reported Tuesday. “In terms of the adverse events following immunization, our…

Day 1 of vax drive for 5 to 11 successful, officials say

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/15/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The first day of the COVID-19 vaccination drive for children 5 to 11 years old in Cebu last Monday, February 14 was a success, health officials said.  “(It was a) very good turn…

IN PHOTOS: BBM, Sara mascots spotted in Talisay’s COVID vax drive for children

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/14/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Elections season is here, and it was evident even during the COVID-19 vaccination rollouts in some localities in Cebu.  Talisay City on Monday, February 14, 2022, launched its first day of COVID-19 vaccination…

Metro Cebu set to vaccinate 5-to 11-year-old kids on Feb. 14; 22K doses readied

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/13/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Metro Cebu is now gearing up for the start of the COVID-19 vaccination drive among children age 5 to 11 years old. At least 22,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech have been…

Unvaccinated make up 94% of COVID-deaths among kids in Cebu –VVOC

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/09/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu is set to start administering COVID-19 vaccines to children aged 5 to 11 years old anytime soon. And local health officials here are urging parents to have their children vaccinated as a…

FACES OF CEBU: Mary Grace Semilla-Bulay, Web Designer and Mom

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Philippines is set to start vaccinating children ages 5 to 11 years old within this month. And here in Cebu, local health officials are targeting to administer the shots to them by…

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