Cebu City Council questions clinical trial of COVID-19 vax

Dyrecka Letigio 10/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council has expressed concerns over a COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial conducted by a Chinese pharmaceutical company on residents in coastal barangays. This after residents from Barangays Labangon, Basak San Nicolas,…

3rd Sinovac shot can be effective as booster

Patricia Denise Chiu 09/12/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Based on some studies, a third Sinovac shot can be an effective booster shot for those who already received two doses of the China-made COVID-19 vaccine, Dr. Rontgene Solante, a member of the vaccine…

FDA chief: No proof of waning Sinovac efficacy

Ben O. de Vera, Patricia Denise M. Chiu 09/10/2021

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Director General Eric Domingo said on Thursday, September 9, 2021, there was still no evidence that the efficacy of CoronaVac—the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by the Chinese company Sinovac—is waning in people who…

Highest price quotation wins

Antonio T. Carpio - @inquirerdotnet 09/09/2021

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque stated last Sept. 2, 2021, that “among all the price quotes that we got, it (Pharmally Pharmaceutical Corp.) had the lowest.” Roque explained: “There were other formal proposals gathered by the DBM (Department…

1.5 million more doses of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine delivered to PH

Krissy Aguilar 07/22/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Another 1.5 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by  Sinovac were delivered to the Philippines on Thursday, July 22, 2021. The Cebu Pacific plane carrying the latest batch of China-made CoronaVac arrived at…

Lapu running short of vaccines again

Futch Anthony Inso 07/13/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The Lapu-Lapu City Government has only around 1,000 doses of  COVID-19 vaccines left. This was confirmed by Lapu-Lapu City Health Department (LCHD) head Dr. Agnes Realiza, who said the said supply is expected to last…

Hundreds of Thai medical workers infected despite Sinovac vaccinations

Reuters 07/11/2021

BANGKOK — Thailand’s health ministry said on Sunday more than 600 medical workers who received two doses of China’s Sinovac vaccine have been infected with COVID-19, as authorities weigh giving booster doses to raise immunity. Of the 677,348…

Sinovac’s CoronaVac less effective vs COVID-19 Gamma variant, says study

07/09/2021

Researchers found that antibodies generated by the vaccine work less well against the variant than a previous coronavirus strain, while Gamma may also be able to reinfect people who had previously had the virus. Gamma’s capacity to…

PRO-7: 150 policemen in A4 group get first COVID jab

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 07/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Some 150 policemen from the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) have already received their first doses of AstraZeneca and Sinovac vaccines today, July 8. This will bring the number of vaccinated…

At least 400 CCPO personnel to receive COVID-19 vaccines soon

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 07/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) expects to vaccinate at least 400 personnel soon as the Department of Health in Central Visayas has approved their request for COVID-19 vaccines. This after 26 police…

Lapu-Lapu resumes vaccination rollout

Futch Anthony Inso 06/28/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The Lapu-Lapu City government has resumed its vaccination rollout on Monday, June 28, 2021, after they receive an additional supply of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines. Dr. Agnes Realiza, head of the Lapu-Lapu City Health…

Cebu City gov’t brings COVID-19 vaccines closer to mountain barangays

Mae Fhel Gom-os 06/22/2021

Cebu City, Philippines–For the convenience of residents in mountain barangays here, around 1,300 Sinovac vaccines allocated for them were brought closer to them last Friday and Saturday, June 18 and June 19, 2021. In an interview on…

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