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…

10K Mandaue City minors masterlisted for COVID-19 vaccination

10/06/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City Vaccine Operation Center (VOC) has already masterlisted almost 10,000 minors aged 12 to 17 years old for vaccination against COVID-19. Dr. Ligaya Lakambini Dargantes, operations head of the city’s VOC…

1M fully vaxxed in Cebu but ‘herd immunity’ may take 2 more years says health official

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/05/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu on Tuesday, October 5, made another milestone in its COVID-19 vaccination campaign. A total of 1,000,608 individuals here have already been fully vaccinated against the infection as of October 4, the…

Hospitals in Cebu City now in safe zone

Dyrecka Letigio 09/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Hospitals in Cebu City are now in the safe zone amid the drop in COVID-19 admissions in major hospitals in the city. The Cebu City Emergency Operations Center (EOC) revealed that at least…

Lapu-Lapu exec: 181,707 Oponganons get 1st dose of vaccine

Futch Anthony Inso 09/14/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City government has already recorded 52.49 percent of its targeted population, who have been inoculated with the first dose of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine. Lawyer James Sayson, deputy chief…

Consolacion’s offsite vaccination starts on Wednesday

Mary Rose Sagarino 09/07/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines- The local government of Consolacion will be launching its offsite vaccination campaign called “Bakunahan sa Barangay” on Wednesday, September 8, to reach more vaccinees. Its implementation will start in Barangay Garing followed by Casili…

Experts propose raising herd immunity goal to 90% of population — DOH

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 09/04/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Experts have recommended raising the government’s herd immunity target for  COVID-19 to 80 or 90 percent of the country’s population instead of 70 percent, the Department of Health (DOH) said Saturday. “Herd immunity” or…

Cebu City set to open another vax site in Urgello

Dyrecka Letigio 09/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City is set to open another vaccination site on September 6, 2021, at the Southwestern University Campus in Urgello Street. This would be the ninth vaccination site of the city as it…

Mandaue continues vaccination drive, works to hit target to achieve herd immunity against COVID

Mary Rose Sagarino 09/03/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City government continues to work to hit its target to vaccinate 337,600 Mandauehanons or 80 percent of the city’s population to achieve herd immunity against COVID-19. Dr. Ligaya Lakambini-Dargantes, head of…

Vaccine access for all

Guillermo M. Luz - @inquirerdotnet 08/21/2021

As we have experienced throughout this pandemic period, it’s been a constant rollercoaster ride of ups and downs. Just when we thought we were hitting our stride with vaccinations across the country, the Delta variant started to…

Chan: More vax sites bring Lapu-Lapu nearer to herd immunity

Futch Anthony Inso 08/09/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines— Now that the Lapu-lapu City government has opened more vaccination sites, Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan is aiming to achieve herd immunity or 70 percent of the target population to be vaccinated before Christmas. On…

For the unvaccinated, the ‘inevitable’

Ma. Ceres P. Doyo - @inquirerdotnet 08/05/2021

  Dr. Luis Medina-Garcia, an American infectious disease expert based in Nevada where there is a steep rise in COVID-19 cases, says that “for those who have not had the vaccine, it is not a matter of…

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