DOH-7 urges public to wear face masks this holiday season

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 12/27/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — With large crowds expected in public places amid the holiday season going to the Sinulog Festival celebration in January 2023, a local health official in Central Visayas is encouraging the public to wear…

Facts on vaccs

Fatima Gimenez - @inquirerdotnet 08/22/2022

Deterioration in handwriting with gradual neurologic compromise. History revealed that the child had contracted measles when she was less than a year old. Final diagnosis: subacute sclerosing panencephalitis. Ascending paralysis with subsequent inflammation of the brain. History…

FDA forms task force to make COVID-19 vaccines more accessible to Filipinos

Zacarian Sarao - @inquirerdotnet 08/21/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) formed a task force that aims to make COVID-19 vaccines more accessible to Filipinos. In a recent statement, FDA said it dubbed the task force “Taskforce Edward,”…

WHO urges caution after dog catches monkeypox

Agence France Presse 08/18/2022

GENEVA — The World Health Organization called Wednesday for people infected with monkeypox to avoid exposing animals to the virus following a first reported case of human-to-dog transmission. A first case of human-to-dog transmission of monkeypox —…

Mandaue residents urged to get their COVID-19 booster shots 

Mary Rose Sagarino 08/16/2022

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Residents of Mandaue City are encouraged to get a vaccine or booster shot against COVID-19. City Councilor Nerissa Soon-Ruiz, chairperson on the Committee on Health, made this call as she would want Mandauehanons…

Rama orders intensified vaccination, booster shot campaigns

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 07/17/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has directed the City Health Department, through its Vaccination Operations Center, to intensify COVID-19 vaccination campaign under the city’s PaBakunaTa program and ensure that eligible individuals receive booster…

DOH eyes purchase of vaccines vs monkeypox

Kathleen de Villa 05/28/2022

The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday said it was looking to purchase more jabs and antiviral drugs, this time for the monkeypox disease that has spread even to countries where it is not endemic. The DOH…

Moderna begins trial of Omicron-specific vaccine booster

Inquirer.net 01/27/2022

WASHINGTON – US biotech company Moderna announced on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, that it has begun clinical trials of a booster dose of vaccine designed specifically to combat the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. The trials will…

Kids aged 5 to 11 to be vaccinated in February

Dexter Cabalza 01/15/2022

Children aged five to 11 years old can get vaccinated against COVID-19 in the first week of February, according to vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. He said a “mini rollout” would be conducted from Feb. 1…

600K jabs in CV on National Vaxx Days

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Health personnel in Central Visayas inoculated over 600,000 individuals during the three-day National Vaccination Days from November 29 to December 1, 2021. Data from the Visayas Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC) show that a…

Rama to unvaccinated barangay officials: You are not a good example

Mae Fhel Gom-os 10/18/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Cebu City Acting Mayor Michael Rama said unvaccinated barangay officials were not setting a good example to the public. Rama made the statement on Monday, October 18, 2021, following reports that there were…

Hilary Duff got Delta variant of COVID-19, glad for vaccination amid milder symptoms

Dana Cruz - @inquirerdotnet 08/22/2021

Hilary Duff has tested positive for the Delta variant of COVID-19, but she is grateful to have received her vaccine before contracting the disease. “That Delta [variant]… she’s a little b*tch,” the actress said while showing a…

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