Nearly 9K senior citizens ready for COVID vaccine in Mandaue

Mary Rose Sagarino 04/05/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Some 36 percent of Mandaue City’s validated registered senior citizens have already registered for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) inoculation program. Subangdaku Barangay Captain Ernie Manatad, Association of Barangay Councils (ABC) president and…

Bello: No vaccine, no work policy illegal

Leila B. Salaverria 03/07/2021

MANILA, Philippines — It would be illegal for employers to stop their workers from reporting to work because they refuse to get the COVID-19 vaccine, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said on Saturday. Bello said the Department…

Vaccine plan for Cebu City nearing completion

Delta Letigio 01/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government is now preparing for the arrival of the national government allotment of COVID-19 vaccines for the city. The city is finalizing the vaccine plan and is currently in talks…

LIST: Target trial sites in PH for Janssen, Clover, Sinovac vaccines

Darryl John Esguerra 01/22/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Three Covid-19 vaccines have been cleared so far by regulators to be tested in the Philippines through Phase 3 clinical trials— the vaccines developed by Belgium-based Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Chinese firms Clover Biopharmaceuticals and Sinovac…

What’s behind varying efficacy data for Sinovac’s COVID vaccine?

Reuters 01/16/2021

New efficacy data from Brazil on Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine, for which there are now four widely different success rates, raised more questions than answers, as many developing countries pin their hopes on CoronaVac to end the pandemic.…

Labella: Most mayors want freedom to choose vaccine brand

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella is urging other city mayors to push through with the tripartite agreement with the national government in the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines. Labella, who is the chairperson of…

Labella forms committee to study vaccination plan

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has ordered the formation of a committee to study the vaccination plan and how to efficiently achieve the desired herd immunity against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). In…

One million vaccinated but US officials admit rollout behind schedule

12/24/2020

Washington, United States—More than a million Americans have received the first dose of their Covid-19 vaccines, a milestone in the biggest immunization drive in US history that came even as officials admitted the pace of rollout was…

City mayors to meet on own vaccine procurement plans

Nestor P. Burgos 12/24/2020

ILOILO CITY — A committee of the 145-member League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) will meet next week to tackle plans for direct procurement of COVID-19 vaccines by local authorities around the country, a former leader…

‘Moderna, Arcturus ready to supply up to 25 M COVID vaccine doses by Q3 2021’

Consuelo Marquez 12/18/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Two US pharmaceutical firms are willing to supply COVID-19 vaccines to the country in the third quarter of next year, the Philippines’ envoy to the US said Friday. “I am pleased to report that,…

Chinese hackers ‘stole data from Spanish vaccine labs’— report

AFP 09/19/2020

Chinese hackers have stolen information from Spanish laboratories working on a vaccine for COVID-19, El Pais newspaper reported Friday. The report emerged as drug companies around the world race to produce an effective jab to counter a…

AstraZeneca puts leading COVID-19 vaccine trial on hold over safety concern

Reuters 09/09/2020

AstraZeneca Plc on Tuesday said it has paused a late-stage trial of one of the leading COVID-19 vaccine candidates after an unexplained illness in a study participant. “Our standard review process was triggered and we voluntarily paused…

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