Dr. Padilla to parents: Don’t fear COVID-19 vaccines

Doris C. Bongcac 02/05/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Even the children have been badly affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), says Dr. Minguita Padilla, a medical doctor and a health advocate. Padilla said the pandemic has prevented the children, especially…

Cebu may start vaccinating kids aged 5-11 years by mid-Feb

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/03/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Local health officials in Cebu are expecting to start administering COVID-19 vaccines to children aged 5 to 11 years old within this month. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, chief pathologist of the Department of…

Cebu City hopes to achieve herd immunity before 2021 ends

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Only two cities in Cebu achieved herd immunity in its COVID-19 vaccination drive, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) said on Tuesday. Interior Secretary Eduardo Año reported on Tuesday, December 7…

FACES OF CEBU: Kalvin Josh Magallon, junior high school student vaccinated against COVID-19

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – At least 500 minors, accompanied by their parents, trooped to a university in downtown Cebu City to finally get the first dose of COVID-19 vaccines. One of them was Kalvin Josh Magallon, whose…

Cebu City exceeds target in Nat’l Vax Days with 100K doses administered

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City was able to vaccinate more than its target set for the National Vaccination Days. The City Health Department (CHD) on Thursday, December 2, reported that they had accomplished a 102 percent…

Mandaue City also exceeds target in 3-day national vaccination drive

Mary Rose Sagarino 12/01/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City has inoculated 113.89 percent of its target individuals for the three-day vaccination drive. The National Vaccination Days started on November 29 and ends today, December 1, 2021. Mandaue administered a total…

Lapu exceeds target of vaccinated individuals

Futch Anthony Inso 12/01/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Government has already vaccinated over 100 percent of its eligible population that were inoculated with the first dose of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This was confirmed by Lawyer James…

Cebu COVID vaccine watch: Over 2M receive 1st dose

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu made another milestone in its COVID-19 vaccination drive. Recent data from the Visayas Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC) showed Cebu has already administered 2,138,464 doses of the vaccines as first dose. This translates…

99% of DepEd-7 staff, teachers vaccinated

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Education in Central Visayas (DepEd-7) reported that almost all of its office staff and teaching personnel were already vaccinated against COVID-19. Dr. Salustiano Jimenez, in a recent interview, said 99…

Lapu has lowest percentage of vaccinated seniors in Reg 7

Futch Anthony Inso 11/30/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City continues to record a low turnout of senior citizens who were inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines. This was confirmed by Lawyer James Sayson, vaccine czar in Lapu-Lapu City. Sayson said that currently,…

Cebu City reminds parents to wait for text confirmation after commotion in vax site for minors

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/30/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines – Parents here were reminded to wait for the text confirming their children’s COVID-19 inoculation schedule. This after a ‘minor commotion’ was reported in one of the designated centers for pediatric vaccinations in…

77k doses administered on 1st day of Nat’l Vax Days in entire Cebu

Futch Anthony Inso, Morexette Marie Erram 11/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Around 77,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines were administered in the entire Cebu during the 1st day of National Vaccination Days. Based on the latest report from the Visayas Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC),…

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