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…

Cebu City gets additional 4,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Additional doses of vaccines are coming to Cebu City, which means there will be no suspension of roll-out in vaccinations centers because of this. The Cebu City Health Department (CHD) said that there…

Cebu City optimistic to achieve herd immunity as vaccine turnout picks up

Morexette Marie Erram 07/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Local officials here expressed optimism that they may be able to achieve herd immunity against COVID-19.  This after the Cebu City Health Department (CCHD) reported on Monday, July 5, 2021, that the daily average of…

Mandaue City master lists more COVID-19 vaccine applicants

Mary Rose Sagarino 06/25/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines  — The Mandaue City Government has already master listed 154,000 individuals for vaccination, more than half of the city’s target vaccinees of 295,000 to achieve herd immunity. Lawyer Lizer Malate, head of the Mandaue…

Gov’t target in 2021? A ‘better Christmas’, herd immunity — Galvez

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 03/18/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government is targeting to reach herd immunity this year amid its battle against COVID-19 as it hopes for a “better Christmas” for Filipinos, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said Thursday. Galvez said…

Do the math

Peter Wallace - @inquirerdotnet 03/18/2021

Last week, I raised the first problem that needs to be resolved in achieving herd immunity: willingness to be vaccinated. With only 19 percent of Filipinos willing, according to a survey by the Octa Research Group, herd…

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