Booster shots for healthcare workers in Cebu City starts Nov. 29

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Booster shots for healthcare workers in Cebu City will start on November 29, 2021, along with the start of the National Vaccination Days. Although senior citizens and people with comorbidities should be eligible…

Talisay targets to give booster shots to 400 healthcare workers per day

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Talisay City Government is targeting to provide booster shots at a rate of 400 healthcare workers per day. The city on Monday, November 22, 2021, officially began the rollout of booster shots,…

AstraZeneca recipients urged to get other vaccine brand as booster shot

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - Reporter 11/17/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Individuals who got Astrazeneca’s COVID-19 vaccines and who are now eligible for booster shots, like healthcare workers, were advised by an infectious disease expert to use vaccines from other brands due to a possible…

Exodus of nurses alarms private hospitals

Leila B. Salaverria - Reporter 10/20/2021

MANILA, Philippines — A nurse of three years resigned from St. Luke’s Medical Center after being offered a job in the United States and P150,000 in salary and allowances given even while waiting for her deployment abroad.…

104 health workers die of COVID-19 — DOH data

Cathrine Gonzales 09/15/2021

MANILA, Philippines — A total of 104 healthcare workers who contracted COVID-19 have died, according to data from the Department of Health (DOH). Based on the latest DOH COVID-19 situation report, 24,284 healthcare workers have so far…

Cebu City begins releasing cash incentives for frontliners sent to NCR

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government on Monday, July 12, has announced that it has begun releasing the incentives meant for medical frontliners who were deployed in Metro Manila earlier this year. The city’s Public…

65.5% of Region 7’s medical workers fully vaccinated vs. COVID-19

Morexette Marie Erram 07/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — More than half of healthcare workers in Central Visayas have already been fully vaccinated, recent data from the regional health office showed. The Department of Health here (DOH-7) reported that, as of July…

Region 7 still needs to vaccinate close to 100k HCWs

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Central Visayas still needs to vaccinate at least 98,000 healthcare workers (HCWs), nearly two months since it started its COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Based on the recent report made by the Visayas COVID-19 Vaccination…

No Lenten break in fight vs coronavirus, but ‘even heroes get tired’

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 04/02/2021

MANILA, Philippines — During this time in 2019, Jun Ray Mendez was with his family, spending time together bonding, praying, and visiting various churches around Surigao del Sur as part of their Holy Week tradition. This time,…

DOH: Depression a comorbidity, but current COVID vaccine supply reserved for health frontliners

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 03/26/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday that the quick substitution list (QSL) for COVID-19 vaccination should only include healthcare workers for now, even as it recognized that depression is considered a comorbidity. Health…

DOH-7 targets to complete AstraZeneca jab by Mar. 23

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/22/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) is targeting to complete all healthcare workers’ inoculation schedule for the first dose of AstraZeneca by Tuesday, March 23, 2021. In a virtual press briefer…

COVID Vaccine Watch: 12k healthcare workers in Region 7 receive Sinovac

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A total of 12,766 healthcare workers in Central Visayas already received the first dose of CoronaVac as of March 13, 2021, or more than a week since the rollout began, the regional health…

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