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…

Kids, teens may start getting COVID-19 shots by late September or October – Galvez

John Eric Mendoz 08/09/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The government may start vaccinating children and teenagers against COVID-19 by the end of September or October, Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., the national vaccine manager, said on Sunday at a press briefing at the…

Vaccine rollout in Cebu resumes with arrival of 52,000 Sinovac vaccines

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Several localities in Cebu, including Cebu City, are expected to resume the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines on Thursday, July 8, 2021. This after Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, spokesperson of the Visayas Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC),…

Cebu City’s CHD willing to accept walk-ins but….

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Health Department (CHD) is more than willing to accept walk-ins at the city’s vaccination sites. But first, there is a need for the Department of Health to clarify its policy…

Julia todo kapit kay Gerald habang tinuturukan

Reggee Bonoan 06/20/2021

Hindi binanggit kung saang lugar nagpabakuna ang magkasintahang Gerald Anderson at Julia Barretto noong Hunyo 18 pero base sa Instagram post ng Juralds.officialfanpage ay Pfizer ang itinurok sa dalawa. Nakunan ng video na unang tinurukan si Gerald…

DOH: Nearly 4.7M Filipinos already vaccinated vs COVID-19

Neil Arwin Mercado 05/28/2021

  MANILA, Philippines — Nearly 4.7 million individuals have so far been vaccinated against COVID-19, the Department of Health (DOH) reported Friday, May 28, 2021. “We were able to vaccinate already almost 4.7 million individuals. We are…

Cebu City prepares for mass vaccination

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Local officials here are now preparing to inoculate the general public by June. Councilor Dave Tumulak and City Health Officer, Dr. Jeffrey Ibones, confirmed to reporters on Monday, May 24, 2021, that they…

Lapu CSWDO clarifies: Death of employee not due to COVID-19 vaccine

Futch Anthony Inso 05/17/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The Lapu-Lapu City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) has clarified that the death of their employee was not caused by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine. Annabeth Cuizon, the head of CSWDO, said that…

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,…

Only 5K Pfizer vaccines allocated for Cebu City; pre-list needed

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Only 5,000 Cebu City residents may actually get the Pfizer vaccines that have recently arrived in Central Visayas. The Vaccination Operations Center (VOC) said only 5,000 vaccines had been allocated to the city…

Expert sees ‘no harm’ in mixing COVID-19 vaccine doses

Neil Arwin Mercado 04/25/2021

MANILA, Philippines — While it remains to be investigated, there is no harm in mixing vaccines or inoculating a person with two different vaccine brands, an expert said Saturday. Dr. Lulu Bravo, executive director of the Philippine…

PH runs out of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses

Cathrine Gonzales 04/05/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The country has run out of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines, the Department of Health (DOH) said Monday. According to Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently awaiting additional documents…

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