Security measures in Talisay City readied for 3-day nationwide vaccination

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 11/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Safety measures are set as Talisay City joins the 3-day nationwide vaccination drive starting Monday, November 29, 2021, to Wednesday, December 1, 2021.  Police Lieutenant Colonel Randy Caballes, chief of Talisay City Police…

Only 69 active COVID-19 cases left in Cebu City, lowest this year

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — For the first time, Cebu City has only 69 active cases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVD-19) left, the lowest it has ever recorded this year. Councilor Joel Garganera, the deputy chief implementor…

Lapu-Lapu City inoculates market vendors

Futch Anthony Inso 09/15/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Vendors from the Lapu-Lapu City Public Market were vaccinated with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine during the vaccination activity held here on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. Market administrator Maria Elena Caballes said that…

Over 200 Consolacion inmates fully vaxxed vs COVID-19

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Over 200 inmates at the Consolacion Municipal Jail have already completed their COVID-19 inoculation schedule. The local government of Consolacion, in a post on social media, announced that 94 percent of the jail’s…

Lapu-Lapu gov’t pushes vaccination drive to Olango Island

Futch Anthony Inso 08/21/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Government is conducting Saturday, August 21, 2021, mass vaccination against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Olango Island. Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan said that they are targeting to inoculate 100 individuals…

95,000 are fully vaccinated in Cebu so far

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Four months since the COVID-19 vaccine rollout here began, at least 95,000 individuals in the entire island of Cebu are already fully vaccinated.  Latest data from the Visayas Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC) showed that 95,635…

Mandaue City to tap barangay leaders to boost vaccination drive

Mary Rose Sagarino 06/29/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Mandaue City will be tapping community leaders in each barangay to help encourage their constituents to get vaccinated against COVID-19. City Councilor Marie Immaline Cortes-Zafra, the vice-chairman of the committee on health, said…

Vaccination for A5 priority group to start

Futch Anthony Inso 06/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The A5 priority group, or those who come from indigent sector, will now be included in the vaccination drive against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This was confirmed by Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, spokesperson of…

COVID-19 jab can win you a cow

Reuters 05/22/2021

BANGKOK — A district of northern Thailand has launched a raffle campaign for its vaccinated residents to win a live cow per week for the rest of the year, in a bid to boost the local COVID-19…

PH’s COVID-19 vaccination to push through despite healthcare worker death

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 03/18/2021

MANILA, Philippines — There is no reason to suspend the country’s vaccination drive against COVID-19 despite the death of a healthcare worker who was recently injected with a vaccine, the Department of Health (DOH) said Thursday. Dr.…

Vaccination drive in Lapu hospital starts

Futch Anthony Inso 03/10/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The Allegiant Regional Care (ARC) Hospital in Barangay Agus here started its vaccination drive against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. Dr. Alex Alegrado, medical director of ARC Hospital, said that…

UCMed leads COVID-19 rollout in Mandaue City

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – More healthcare workers in Cebu received their first shot of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine. The University of Cebu Medical Center (UCMed) began its vaccination drive on Wednesday, March 10, making it the…

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