In Cebu, 137,000 fully vaccinated so far

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The number of individuals fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in Cebu had hit the 100,000-mark, recent data from vaccination authorities showed. The Visayas Vaccination Operation Center (VVOC) reported that as of July 14, they…

Officials upbeat on inoculating more seniors as J&J vax to arrive in Cebu soon

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu will soon receive its first shipment of Johnson&Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. The Visayas Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC) on Wednesday, July 14, announced that Cebu will be allocated at least 200,000 doses of Johnson&Johnson…

More studies, guidelines needed for COVID-19 ‘booster shot’ – experts

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Local experts said more studies are needed while a set of guidelines should be formulated before they can proceed in inoculating people with booster shots of the COVID-19 vaccine. “We needed more studies…

Vaccine watch: Central Visayas receives 1 million doses so far

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Central Visayas has already received over 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, five months since the rollout began in March. Recent report from the Visayas Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC) showed that a total…

95,000 are fully vaccinated in Cebu so far

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Four months since the COVID-19 vaccine rollout here began, at least 95,000 individuals in the entire island of Cebu are already fully vaccinated.  Latest data from the Visayas Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC) showed that 95,635…

Out of 1.7M, only 37k fully inoculated in 7 LGUs in Metro Cebu so far

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The government needs to inoculate over 1.3 million individuals from at least seven localities in Metro Cebu, as of mid-June, in order to achieve a successful COVID-19 vaccination coverage. Recent data from the…

Vaccination for A5 priority group to start

Futch Anthony Inso 06/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The A5 priority group, or those who come from indigent sector, will now be included in the vaccination drive against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This was confirmed by Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, spokesperson of…

With diversion of flights lifted, Cebu continues to implement Swab-Upon-Arrival policy

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The diversion of international flights bound for the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) has already been lifted as of Sunday, June 13. And Cebu will continue to implement its Swab-Upon-Arrival policy on arriving Overseas…

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…

Cebu’s Swab-Upon-Arrival policy can be applied nationwide if…

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Can Cebu’s Swab-Upon-Arrival policy be adopted nationwide? For Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, only if local governments already have the right systems and surveillance procedures to contain any outbreak of COVID-19. “If you ask…

Region 7 set to receive 2nd shipment of Pfizer vaccines

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Central Visayas is set to receive another shipment of COVID-19 vaccines tonight, June 10, the regional office of the Department of Health (DOH-7) announced. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, DOH-7 spokesperson, said they were…

Duque told: Assess if Cebu’s COVID-19 response can be applied nationwide

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has asked for Health Sec. Francisco Duque III to study how Cebu managed the COVID-19 situation, and see if the island province’s response versus the pandemic can be applied nationwide,…

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