Fully vaccinated vs COVID in Region 7 reaches 1 million

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Central Visayas recently reached another milestone in its COVID-19 vaccination campaign. The Visayas Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC) reported that as of September 12, 2021, a total of 1,006,554 individuals in the region have…

Lessons from Delta variant: Vaccination, consistency in observance of minimum health standards

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The implementation of another round of stricter community quarantine revived the anxieties and uncertainties that Cebuanos felt in 2020. But the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination rollout provided the much-needed hope of living normal lives…

Cebu City eyes creating separate vaccine registration site for adolescents

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City is planning to create a separate registration site for adolescents who will be qualified to receive free COVID-19 vaccines from the government. Local officials here welcomed the decision of the Food…

LGUs told: Start masterlisting children ages 12-17 for COVID vaccines

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Local government units here are urged to start masterlisting children ages 12 to 17 years old, and who are qualified to receive COVID-19 vaccines manufactured by US pharmaceutical firms Moderna and Pfizer. This…

Over 200 Consolacion inmates fully vaxxed vs COVID-19

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Over 200 inmates at the Consolacion Municipal Jail have already completed their COVID-19 inoculation schedule. The local government of Consolacion, in a post on social media, announced that 94 percent of the jail’s…

Close to 400 inmates in Minglanilla get COVID vaccines

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — More inmates in Cebu are receiving their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. In the southern town of Minglanilla, at least 387 persons deprived of liberty (PDL) were inoculated against the infection on…

Over 1,000 inmates, jail officers in Talisay City receive COVID jabs

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Over 1,000 inmates and jail officers in Talisay City Jail received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccines. The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) running the city jail’s male dormitory, together…

Low turnout among walk-ins prompts Talisay to do mobile vaccination

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Talisay City government is set to open mobile vaccination centers, which will add to the list of localities here that are planning to scale up their vaccination efforts by deploying satellite vaccination…

Cebu receives additional 50k doses of Pfizer vaccines

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  Cebu received an additional supply of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, the spokesperson of the Visayas Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC), confirmed to reporters that 50,310 doses of the mRNA vaccines arrived…

In Dumanjug, unvaccinated town hall workers will ‘work from home’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As a precaution against the highly transmissible Delta variant of COVID-19, unvaccinated workers of Dumanjug’s municipal hall will be ‘working from home’ starting this September. Dumanjug Mayor Efren Guntrano ‘Gungun’ Gica confirmed on…

Vaccine watch: 96% of medical workers in Region 7 fully vaxxed

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Approximately five months since the rollout began in Central Visayas, almost all medical workers here are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Data from the Visayas Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC) revealed that as of August…

85% of COVID-related deaths in private hospitals unvaccinated

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Most of the COVID-related mortalities recorded in Cebu’s private hospitals were unvaccinated individuals, an official from the regional health office said. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, chief pathologist of the Department of Health in…

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