More doses of AstraZeneca vaccines for Mandaue health workers arrive

Mary Rose Sagarino 05/12/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—The Mandaue City Government received 700 more doses of AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccines from the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Subangdaku Barangay Captain Ernie Manatad, the chairman of the…

Close to 5k seniors got 1st dose of COVID vaccine in Cebu City

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Local officials here are optimistic that the number of senior citizens jabbed with the COVID-19 vaccine will increase in the coming days. This as the city’s inoculation drive resumes this Monday, May 3,…

The sad story of our delayed vaccine rollout

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 05/02/2021

At the virtual vaccine summit organized the other day by the country’s leading business groups, vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. told participants: “We are very confident that the country will be able to achieve herd containment…

Cebu City prepares for second dose of Covid vaccines

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Vaccine Operations Center (VOC) is preparing for the second dose of vaccines by the middle of May 2021. Doctor Jeffrey Ibones, the City Health officer-in-charge, said in a phone conference…

Incompetence in the first degree

Solita Collas-Monsod - @inquirerdotnet 04/17/2021

As I write this column, I am preparing to go to our village vaccine center and be vaccinated against COVID-19. I am loathe to do so, because the administered vaccine is Sinovac, which is not even part…

Mandaue encourages remaining frontliners to have themselves vaccinated

Mary Rose Sagarino 04/13/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – The Mandaue City government is encouraging medical frontliners to have themselves vaccinated against the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Subangdaku Barangay Captain Ernie Manatad, chairman of the Mandaue City COVID-19 vaccine board, said that…

Archbishop Palma receives first dose of vaccine

Futch Anthony Inso 04/13/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma said he already received the first dose of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine last week. This was confirmed by Palma in a press briefing with the members of the media…

32 ‘wasted’ COVID vaccines in Region 7 minimal, says DOH7

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Central Visayas has 32 unused COVID-19 vaccines that were put to waste, the regional health office here reported. The Department of Health in the region (DOH-7) on April 12, 2021 confirmed to reporters…

11,000 medical frontliners in CV complete COVID inoculation sked

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – At least 11,000 healthcare workers in Central Visayas have already completed their COVID-19 inoculation. But health officials still need to administer the first dose of the vaccine to at least 59,683 medical frontliners.…

Healthcare workers in NCR bubble, Cebu, Davao to get 400,000 Sinovac vaccines

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 03/26/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The government will be allocating most of the recently delivered 400,000 vaccine doses of Sinovac BioTech for healthcare workers in areas most affected by new coronavirus variants, Malacañang said Friday. This includes healthcare workers in the…

Minglanilla mayor jabbed with AstraZeneca despite not being in priority list

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Minglanilla Mayor Elanito Peña on Tuesday, March 23, confirmed that he was injected with the first dose of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine from AstraZeneca. This despite prevailing protocols that healthcare workers, and…

Region 7’s vaccine success rate still below 50%

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Central Visayas, as of March 18, is yet to achieve a 50 percent success rate in the vaccination of all healthcare workers against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In a recent press conference, the…

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