Vaccination of minors with co-morbidities in Cebu City starts on Oct. 29

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/28/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City will begin the vaccination for minors with comorbidities tomorrow, October 29, 2021.  City Health Officer-in-charge, Doctor Jeffrey Ibones, said that they would hold a ceremonial launch at the Vicente Sotto…

1.8 million unutilized COVID-19 vaccines in Region 7

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Health officials in Central Visayas continue to reassure the public that the region still has enough supply of COVID-19 vaccines amid a decline in the number of individuals getting jabbed daily. This after…

10K Mandaue City minors masterlisted for COVID-19 vaccination

10/06/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City Vaccine Operation Center (VOC) has already masterlisted almost 10,000 minors aged 12 to 17 years old for vaccination against COVID-19. Dr. Ligaya Lakambini Dargantes, operations head of the city’s VOC…

DepEd-7 targets inoculating 75% of teachers, personnel

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Education in Central Visayas (DepEd-7) is yet to receive formal orders from the national government requiring teaching and non-teaching personnel who will be deployed for the pilot implementation of face-to-face…

202 COVID vaccine doses wasted in Region 7 – VVOC

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/26/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A total of 202 doses of COVID-19 vaccines allocated in Central Visayas were left to waste, the Visayas Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC) said recently. But Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, VVOC spokesperson, said the…

Cebu City EOC hopeful for MGCQ after September

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/21/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines- The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) of Cebu City is hopeful that the city will transition to a more relaxed community quarantine status by October. “With September nearing its end, it is more likely that…

Scale down on testing, scale up on vaccines

Joel Ruiz Butuyan - @inquirerdotnet 09/13/2021

The strategy being pursued by the government to stop the spread of COVID-19 is failing. It’s resulting in a waste of public funds, with little hope of slowing down the pandemic. Everyone is quarreling about the correct…

General public to get jabs after 61 million doses arrive

Leila B. Salaverria 09/12/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The government could start inoculating the general public, not only those in priority groups, if the government takes punctual delivery of the 61 million doses it expects in September and October, according to Secretary…

FDA chief: No proof of waning Sinovac efficacy

Ben O. de Vera, Patricia Denise M. Chiu 09/10/2021

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Director General Eric Domingo said on Thursday, September 9, 2021, there was still no evidence that the efficacy of CoronaVac—the COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by the Chinese company Sinovac—is waning in people who…

Cebu City sites allow walk-ins for substitution purposes only– City Health

Dyrecka Letigio 09/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City vaccination sites will only allow walk-ins for substitution purposes to ensure that all vaccine slots will be filled for the day. This was the statement of Dr. Jeffrey Ibones, Cebu City…

Night shift vaccination in Mandaue starts tonight

Mary Rose Sagarino 08/20/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City government has started tonight the Mandaue Tara Shots Sa Gabi-i, a night shift vaccination for individuals who belong to the A4 category at the Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex.…

‘War has changed’, CDC says, calling for new response to Delta variant

Reuters 08/01/2021

The war against COVID-19 has changed because of the highly contagious Delta variant, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control said, proposing a clearer message, mandatory vaccines for health workers and a return to universal masking. An internal…

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