DOH-7 reiterates calls to ramp up vax drives

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Health officials here are reiterating their calls for local governments to further intensify their COVID-19 vaccination drives if they want to downgrade to the most lenient community quarantine classification.  Dr. Mary Jean Loreche,…

DOH-7 reminds voters on health protocols, heat precaution for Election Day

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/08/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Do not forget to bring your own pens when you cast your votes on Monday. And make sure to also bring water with you to avoid heatstroke. These are just some of the…

DOH-7: Over 1,500 seniors jabbed during special vax days

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/03/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – An additional 1,500 senior citizens in Cebu province received free COVID-19 vaccines during the recently concluded Special Vaccination Days. The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) on April 1 reported that they…

Cebu province has most number of unvaxed in PH – nat’l govt 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/31/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – For the fourth round of the nationwide ‘special COVID-19 vaccination days’, resources and efforts have been focused on several areas such as Cebu that still have low COVID-19 vaccination coverage rates. This is…

Why only Cebu City shifts to Alert Level 1? DOH-7 exec explains

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/16/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Except for Cebu City, the rest of the island needs improvement in terms of its COVID-19 immunization coverage rates if it wants to shift to the most relaxed form of quarantine classification, a…

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…

Cebu needs to vaccinate 80% of seniors if it wants to shift to Alert Level 1 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Local health officials here will be closely monitoring ongoing COVID-19 vaccination drives intended for senior citizens. An official from the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) believes that Cebu’s prolonged Alert Level 2 status…

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…

DOH-7 exec cautions premature dropping of face mask mandate

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – An official from the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) has cautioned about the consequences of prematurely dropping face mask mandates amid reports that the Philippines may do so by the end…

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…

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…

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…

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