Clinical trial participants are not considered vaccinated — Cebu City Health Dept

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City residents who will participate in clinical trials will not be considered vaccinated from COVID-19. This was the pronouncement of the Cebu City Health Department (CHD) over the conduct of clinical trials…

Cebu City eyes creating separate vaccine registration site for adolescents

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City is planning to create a separate registration site for adolescents who will be qualified to receive free COVID-19 vaccines from the government. Local officials here welcomed the decision of the Food…

LGUs told: Start masterlisting children ages 12-17 for COVID vaccines

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Local government units here are urged to start masterlisting children ages 12 to 17 years old, and who are qualified to receive COVID-19 vaccines manufactured by US pharmaceutical firms Moderna and Pfizer. This…

FDA OKs emergency use of Moderna vaccine on adolescents aged 12 to 17

Daphne Galvez 09/03/2021

  MANILA, Philippines — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has allowed the emergency use of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on adolescents who are 12 to 17 years old. FDA Director-General Eric Domingo on Friday, September 2,…

Sinovac shots confiscated in QC ‘unsafe,’ had dirty packaging – FDA

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 07/09/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The 300 doses of COVID-19 vaccine supposedly manufactured by China’s Sinovac Biotech that were confiscated by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in Quezon City had soiled packaging and are not safe to use,…

DOH drafting guidelines on mixed-use vaccination — FDA

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 05/06/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) is already drafting guidelines to allow a person to receive different brands of coronavirus vaccine for first and second dose, an official of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)…

Hubris, ineptness, and the vaccine program

Solita Callas-Monsod - @inquirerdotnet 02/27/2021

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Director General Eric Domingo showed a lot of balls when he gave Sinovac’s CoronaVac the green light for emergency use authorization (EUA), but with a recommendation that it not be used for…

Sinovac vaccine OK for health workers not treating Covid-19 patients – FDA

Christia Marie Ramos 02/23/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Health workers who are not treating patients afflicted with Covid-19 can be inoculated with China’s Sinovac vaccine, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). FDA Director-General Eric Domingo issued this clarification through Sen.…

Despite EUA, FDA advises vs using Sinovac on healthcare workers, seniors due to low efficacy

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 02/22/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Even though the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted China-based drugmaker Sinovac’s Covid-19 vaccine an emergency use authorization, it is not recommended to be administered on healthcare workers and senior citizens, who are…

EXPLAINER: The whos and hows in the process of Covid vaccine approval

Cristina Eloisa Baclig - Content Researcher/Writer / @CeBacligINQ 01/18/2021

MANILA, Philippines — As our country tries to join other nations in combatting Covid-19 through inoculation programs, news about separate acquisition projects and agreements of the national and local government with vaccine manufacturers might confuse some Filipinos.…

Pfizer’s EUA stays as FDA awaits report on Norway deaths — DOH

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 01/18/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The emergency use authorization (EUA) for Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine will remain for now despite reports that some elderly people with underlying health conditions in Norway have died after getting inoculated with vaccine from the…

Gov’t should not be pressured by China’s donation of COVID-19 vaccine, says Pangilinan

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 01/17/2021

MANILA, Philippines — China’s donation of 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines should not pressure the Philippine government to approve its use, Senator Francis Pangilinan said Sunday. Pangilinan made the remark after China State Councilor and Foreign Minister…

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