Mandaue City jabs police personnel

Mary Rose Sagarino 06/11/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City has started vaccinating the personnel of the Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO) with COVID-19 vaccines on Friday, June 11, 2021. The MCPO’s vaccination is estimated to last until Tuesday, June 15,…

210k doses of Pfizer vaccines arrive in Cebu today

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Central Visayas on Thursday, June 10, received its second shipment of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines. The vaccines arrived at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) past 6 p.m. onboard an Air HongKong cargo flight. Thirty-six…

Lapu-Lapu running out of AstraZeneca vaccines

Futch Anthony Inso 06/07/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu–The supply of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines here is expected to run out soon. Dr. Agnes Realiza, head of the Lapu-Lapu City Health Department (LCHD), said that currently, their supply of COVID-19 vaccines is…

Low turnout of vaccinees noted in Lapu-Lapu City

Futch Anthony Inso 05/27/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) has noticed a low response to the vaccination drive against COVID-19 in Lapu-Lapu City. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, the spokesperson of DOH-7, said that the…

DOH-7: Vax not directly linked to deaths of 3 frontliners

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The deaths of three frontliners in Central Visayas who received COVID-19 vaccines are not directly connected to the inoculation, the Department of Health in the region (DOH-7) ruled. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, spokesperson…

LIST: Local execs in Cebu inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/19/2021

[UPDATED] CEBU CITY, Philippines – Several local executives in Cebu island, from mayors to councilors, already received their doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) recently issued…

Additional 52,000 doses of Sinovac arrive in Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Central Visayas received another shipment of COVID-19 vaccines on Tuesday, May 18. Around 52,800 doses of CoronaVac arrived from Metro Manila at the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) past 7 a.m. on Tuesday.…

Region 7 holds Pfizer vaccine rollout in Cebu City

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Local health officials here in Cebu on Monday, May 17, 2021, kicked off the ceremonial rollout of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines. At least 60 individuals participated in Monday’s ceremony, which was held at the…

More doses of AstraZeneca vaccines for Mandaue health workers arrive

Mary Rose Sagarino 05/12/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—The Mandaue City Government received 700 more doses of AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccines from the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Subangdaku Barangay Captain Ernie Manatad, the chairman of the…

Rama wants additional P500M for vaccines

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama wants an additional P500 million budget for coronavirus vaccines, on top of the P400 million already allocated for the procurement in the 2021 annual budget. The vice…

Dino to chief execs: Be patient, vaccines are coming

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 04/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Presidential Assistant to the Visayas, Secretary Michael Lloyd Dino is urging the local chief executives in the Visayas to be more patient with the vaccines. Dino said that he will be lobbying for…

Region 7 to receive new batch of COVID-19 vaccines

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Central Visayas is expected to receive another shipment of COVID-19 vaccines next week, the regional health office announced. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, spokesperson of the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7), confirmed…

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