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…

DOH-7 verifying if health worker, who died of COVID-19 after vaccination, is from Central Visayas

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) on Thursday, March 18, said they were checking if the health worker who died due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) after recently receiving a vaccine…

Health workers vaccinated in Cebu City in good condition

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Health Department (CHD) reported that of all the 10,964 health workers who were vaccinated have been in good condition so far. Health workers here have been inoculated with the first…

Cebu City puts on hold negotiations with Astrazeneca

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/17/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City is putting on hold negotiations with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine, AstraZeneca after other countries report adverse effects of the vaccine to those inoculated. In particular, several European countries ceased…

No to misogynists: What we women can do

Solita Callas-Monsod - @inquirerdotnet 03/06/2021

A much-needed shot in the arm (not the vaccine) was received by yours truly when John Dexter Canda’s “Letter of apology” appeared in this newspaper’s Young Blood column last Tuesday. Here was a millennial apologizing for voting…

‘No vaccine, no work?’ Gov’t won’t force public to get COVID-19 vaccine

03/04/2021

MANILA, Philippines— While it encourages the public to get vaccinated against COVID-19, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said the government will not force anyone to get it amid a “no vaccination, no work” policy to be enforced by…

All CCPO personnel are to be vaccinated — Parilla

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 03/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — One hundred percent of Cebu City’s police force will receive COVID-19 vaccines once the doses intended for them are already given. This was assured by Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy director for…

PGH director is PH’s first Covid-19 vaccine recipient

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 03/01/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines has given its first Covid-19 vaccine to Philippine General Hospital (PGH) Director Dr. Gerardo “Gap” Legaspi. Legaspi received the vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac Biotech on Monday at the PGH. PGH nurse…

Sinovac most likely to arrive first in Cebu — DOH-7

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The vaccine that will most likely reach Cebu first by March 2021 would be Sinovac. This was the revelation of the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) in the Regional Development Council…

Rama willing to be inoculated with Sinovac

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama said he is now willing to be vaccinated with the China-made vaccine Sinovac, which has now been granted an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the Food and…

DOH-7: We will accept any COVID vaccine brand that will arrive

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/19/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—There are no definitive plans yet as to what brand of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines will be allocated for Cebu as far as the regional health office here is concerned. But the agency…

Duterte growing impatient over delayed delivery of Covid vaccine — Palace

Krissy Aguilar 02/19/2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte himself is already growing impatient over the delay in arrival of Covid-19 vaccines, Malacañang said Friday, February 19, 2021. “Si Presidente, nagsalita na. Siya po mismo naiinip na,” presidential spokesperson Harry…

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