VVOC: Few AstraZeneca doses expire in CV, majority of vaccines not wasted

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Only a few, almost neglible number of  AstraZeneca vials have been wasted in Central Visayas, and no expired vaccine has been inoculated to any individual who joined the National Vaccination Days this week.…

Cebu inoculates 1M individuals for 1st dose of vaccine

Dyrecka Letigio 09/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Province and the Tricities of Cebu, Mandaue, and Lapu-Lapu have reached a million individuals inoculated with the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on September 10, 2021. On Friday, Doctor Mary Jean…

Sputnik vaccine second dose delayed; more Pfizer vaccines arrive

Dyrecka Letigio 08/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Individuals, who were inoculated with the Russian Gamalea Sputnik vaccines, mostly in Cebu City, will have to wait for their second dose. Doctor Mary Jean Loreche, spokesperson of the Visayas Vaccination Operations Center…

DOH-7: Community transmission present in Cebu, 4 more Delta variant cases in Lapu-Lapu

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Health in Central Visayas  (DOH-7) said that four more cases of the Delta variant were confirmed in Lapu-Lapu City.  However, these cases have already recovered as their samples were taken…

Cebu City to VVOC: We deserve more vaccines

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The vaccine supply cannot catch up with Cebu City’s speedy vaccination program. The Cebu City Health Department (CHD) reported that they had completed the roll-out of nearly 5,000 Sinovac vaccines in only one…

Experts on Cebu’s methods: It’s not so much in swab, but in quarantine protocols, variants of concern

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Medical experts from the national government’s anti-COVID task force are ‘deeply concerned’ on Cebu’s quarantine methods, and variants of concern appearing in the country — not so much on the testing and swabbing…

IATF commits to visit Cebu, study its COVID response

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Members of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID or IATF) has pledged to visit and study Cebu’s response towards COVID-19 soon.  The House of Representatives’ Committee on…

Lapu-Lapu: Free rides to Pfizer vaccination sites

Futch Anthony Inso 05/20/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City government is willing to provide transportation to its residents, who wish to be vaccinated with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine, Pfizer BioNTech. Currently, the Department of Health (DOH)-7 has only…

DOH-7 to public: No more intrigues, back our COVID programs instead

Futch Anthony Inso 04/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Health in Central Visayas  (DOH-7) has appealed to the public not to spread intrigues but to support the agency’s programs, specifically its efforts against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Dr. Mary…

Hospitals urged to fast-track vaccination drive — DOH-7

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Hospitals in Central Visayas are encouraged to fast-track not only their respective inoculation schedules but also the submission of data related to them. This after the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7)…

DOH-7 verifying if health worker, who died of COVID-19 after vaccination, is from Central Visayas

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) on Thursday, March 18, said they were checking if the health worker who died due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) after recently receiving a vaccine…

DOH-7 recommends tri-cities to continue with RT-PCR test requirements

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines –The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) has recommended that the cities of Cebu, Mandaue, and Lapu-Lapu maintain the requirement of real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing for travelers. In a text message…

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