Ahong receives 2nd jab in Olango Island, urges residents to get inoculated

Futch Anthony Inso 06/16/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines- Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan is now fully vaccinated with the Sinovac Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. This after the mayor received the second dose of the vaccine,…

521 CV cops complete COVID-19 jabs

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 06/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A total of 521 policemen in Central Visayas already completed their COVID-19 vaccination as of this Sunday, June 13. But this only represents about five percent of the 12, 250 cops who are…

Rama wants Sinovac for mountain barangay residents

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City wants more Sinovac vaccines so that these can be allocated to mountain barangay residents. This was the statement of Acting Mayor Michael Rama in a press conference on Friday, June 11,…

Experts to review Sinovac use in kids

Maricar Cinco 06/07/2021

Government medical experts will review the clinical trial data of Sinovac Biotech after China approved the emergency use authorization (EUA) for its COVID-19 vaccine in younger children and adolescents. Dr. Rontgene Solante, a member of the Vaccine…

Vaccination drive in Cebu City not affected by non-disclosure of vaccine brand rule – exec

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As far as Cebu City is concerned, nondisclosure of the COVID-19 vaccine brand prior to the actual inoculation did not adversely impact its vaccination drive. The COVID-19 vaccine rollout here for medical frontliners,…

Why penalize us for choosing better vaccine?

Solita Collas-Monsod - @inquirerdotnet 05/22/2021

Just as I was about to write a column on amending the agri-agra law, or on election issues, or on PLDT inefficiency, the President, who in my book runs neck-and-neck with Ferdinand Marcos as the Philippines’ worst…

DOH-7: Vax not directly linked to deaths of 3 frontliners

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The deaths of three frontliners in Central Visayas who received COVID-19 vaccines are not directly connected to the inoculation, the Department of Health in the region (DOH-7) ruled. Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, spokesperson…

Chan to be vaccinated with ‘tried and tested’ Sinovac vaccine

Futch Anthony Inso 05/17/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, CEBU–Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan is set to receive his first dose of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine this week. This was confirmed by Chan in a press conference on Monday, May 17,…

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…

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