80% of of vaccinated adult Filipinos willing to get COVID booster shot, survey shows

Neil Arwin Mercado 01/28/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Eighty percent or four out of five vaccinated adult Filipinos are willing to get a booster dose against COVID-19, the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey released Thursday night, January 27, 2022, showed. According…

Mandaue City vaccinates more than 20K minors vs COVID-19

Mary Rose Sagarino 01/20/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — About 24,000 minors aged 12 to 17 years old in Mandaue City are already vaccinated against COVID-19. Dr. Ligaya Lakambini Dargantes said they have master listed 64,310 minors aged 0 to 17 years…

DepEd: No discrimination in vax requirement for teachers in-person classes

John Eric Mendoza 01/20/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The requirement that teachers and other personnel who will be attending “face-to-face” or in-person classes be vaccinated against COVID-19 is not discrimination but is meant to protect them and their students, the Department of…

Minglanilla, Consolacion reach target of vaccinating 70% of population

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/11/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Two localities in Cebu province have joined the list of local government units (LGUs) that already inoculated 70 percent of their population against COVID-19. Based on the latest data from the Visayan Vaccination…

Gov’t eyes to start vaccinating kids aged 0 to 4 in second quarter of year

Daphne Galvez 01/11/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The national government is aiming to start vaccinating children aged zero to four years against COVID-19 this year, Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., the country’s vaccine manager, said in a taped briefing with President Rodrigo…

Vaccination program in Cebu City picks up pace

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/06/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The vaccination program in Cebu City is finally picking up after being temporarily put on hold due to Typhoon Odette. The City Health Department (CHD) has opened at least 15 sites for the…

COVID-19 vaccination in Talisay City resumes on Jan. 3

Doris C. Bongcac 01/02/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Talisay City will already resume on Monday, January 3, its vaccination against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In a social media post, Mayor Gerald Anthony Gullas said they will open three sites –…

Rama: We will find a way to fully bring back vaccination in the coming days

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/01/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama said the city government would find a way to bring back the vaccination program this 2022. The vaccination program had been greatly affected following the onslaught of Typhoon…

Rama holds in abeyance ‘no vaccination, no entry to work’ policy

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama will temporarily suspend the “no vaccination, no entry to work” policy that should be implemented by January 1, 2022.  The mayor said that these protocols to enhance the vaccination program…

Lapu reopens vaxx sites

Futch Anthony Inso 12/28/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Government has already reopened its vaccination centers on Tuesday, December 28, 2021. This was announced by Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan on his Facebook Page. Chan, however, said that…

Mandaue ready for 5-11 years old vaccination

Mary Rose Sagarino 12/08/2021

  MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—Mandaue City is ready whenever the national government will start the COVID-19 vaccination for 5 to 11 years old. Dr. Debra Maria Catulong, medical officer of the Mandaue City Health Office, said they included…

Lapu-Lapu City seniors told to get vaxxed vs COVID-19

DORIS BONGCAC 12/08/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Lapu-Lapu City may have already achieved herd immunity but the threat of the infection among the city’s senior citizens remain high, says Nagiel Bañacia, head of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management…

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