70% in Central Visayas inoculated against COVID-19

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/12/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Central Visayas has already vaccinated 70 percent of its target population against COVID-19, a year since the vaccination campaign rolled out.  In a recent press conference, the Department of Health in Central Visayas…

Lapu-Lapu City masterlists frontliners for COVID-19 vaccines

Futch Anthony Inso 03/03/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – The Lapu-Lapu City Government has already masterlisted 1,023 healthcare medical frontliners who will first receive the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines. Mae Cheryll Tepait, the national immunization program nurse coordinator of Lapu-Lapu City…

DOLE seeks to prioritize OFWs, minimum wage earners in list for COVID-19 vaccination

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 12/20/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is seeking to include overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and minimum wage earners among the top priorities in receiving vaccines for coronavirus disease. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello II…

COVID-19 vaccines in the Philippine context

Gideon Lasco, Joshua San Pedro - @inquirerdotnet 12/16/2020

Several months and over 400,000 COVID-19 cases later, the Philippines has begun its long-awaited and promised process of acquiring vaccines as a means to end the pandemic. As early as April, President Duterte spoke optimistically of the…

DOH-7 notes 13% drop in kids being immunized this year 

Futch Anthony Inso 10/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Health in Central Visayas or DOH-7 emphasized the importance of having children immunized after the health agency recorded a 13 percent decline in eight months this year of children, who…

PH immunization rate ‘at all time low’ due to lockdown

Jovic Yee - Philippine Daily Inquirer 05/16/2020

The Department of Health (DOH) urged local officials to ramp up their immunization programs once lockdown restrictions in their areas are eased, after the outbreak of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused the vaccination rate nationwide to…

Vaccination vs measles, etc. still on despite lockdown – DOH

Jovic Yee - Philippine Daily Inquirer 04/26/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) reminded parents on Saturday not to skip the essential vaccines for their young children even as the country grappled with the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Children…

DOH asks public to help cut poliovirus spread through vaccination

Rosalie Abatayo 02/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) has renewed its call on parents to get their children vaccinated against polio and other diseases to stop the cycle of viral infections. Dr. Jaime…

Children, whose ages are 5 and below, priority for mass vaccination of poliovirus

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The children ages 5 years old and below, who have not completed their poliovirus immunization, will be the priority for Cebu City’s mass vaccination to prevent polio infection after its presence has been…

DepEd studying DOH’s ‘No measles vaccination, no school enrollment’ proposal

Futch Anthony Inso 03/01/2019

 CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) is still studying the proposal from the Department of Health (DOH) to require to students to get vaccinated against measles, before accepting them to enroll. “Kinahanglan pa silang…

Duterte orders ‘vigorous campaign’ for immunization amid measles outbreak

Inquirer.net 02/07/2019

MANILA, Philippines—President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered a vigorous campaign to promote the complete immunization for children after the Health department declared a measles outbreak in Metro Manila. Duterte’s order was made during Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting in Malacañang,…

Health department to conduct door-to-door campaign to promote immunization

Futch Anthony Inso 10/22/2018

The Cebu City Health Department will be conducting a door-to-door campaign to encourage Cebuanos to have their children immunized. Dr. Michelle Linsalata, program coordinator of the Cebu City Health Department, hoped that parents will voluntarily submit their…

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