1.5 million more doses of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine delivered to PH

Krissy Aguilar 07/22/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Another 1.5 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by  Sinovac were delivered to the Philippines on Thursday, July 22, 2021. The Cebu Pacific plane carrying the latest batch of China-made CoronaVac arrived at…

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…

Lapu-Lapu resumes vaccination rollout

Futch Anthony Inso 06/28/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The Lapu-Lapu City government has resumed its vaccination rollout on Monday, June 28, 2021, after they receive an additional supply of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines. Dr. Agnes Realiza, head of the Lapu-Lapu City Health…

As jabs for A4 start, Cebu City still needs more vax

Morexette Marie Erram 06/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The COVID-19 vaccination drive in Cebu City has resumed on Thursday, June 24 with those under the A4 subgroup to be inoculated starting today. But the fresh supply of vaccines that the city…

LOOK: 119 Cebu port workers get COVID-19 jabs

Doris C. Bongcac 06/23/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – At least 119 port workers are scheduled to received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine this Wednesday, June 23. Frontliners from the Cebu Port Authority (CPA) were referred to the IEC Convention…

Samsam: No walk-ins at 3 vaccination sites for now

Doris C. Bongcac 06/23/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Walk-ins will not be accepted at the three COVID-19 vaccination sites in Talisay City starting this Wednesday, June 23. For now, Mayor Gerald Anthony Gullas Jr. said they will have to prioritize those…

139 Mandaue seniors receive Pfizer-BioNTech jab today

Mary Rose Sagarino 05/21/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — Some 139 senior citizens in Mandaue City received their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine today, May 21, 2021. The city started the rollout of Pfizer vaccines today at the Chong Hua Hospital-Mandaue.…

Discounts for vaccinated individuals in Cebu City pushed

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Alvin Dizon is requesting grocery stores to provide some sort of incentive for vaccinated individuals.  He said that this would be one way to encourage more people to get vaccinated…

More COVID-19 vaccines to be distributed to LGUs starting April 25 — DOH

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 04/24/2021

MANILA, Philippines —  More COVID-19 vaccines will be distributed to local government units (LGUs) starting Sunday, April 25, as local executives worry about declining vaccine supplies in their respective areas. Health Undersecretary Ma. Rosario Vergeire said the…

The race to vaccinate

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 03/14/2021

Experts of the current pandemic are basically looking at two things at the moment. The first is the emergence of alarming new variants of the coronavirus that are capable of sidestepping the immunity provided by vaccines and…

88 CCMC workers get vaccinated today

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 03/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Medical Center health workers have finally been vaccinated against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) upon the fervent request of Mayor Edgardo Labella. At least 88 doctors, nurses, and other health…

DepEd-7 eyes survey to know how many teachers want the vaccine

Futch Anthony Inso 03/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Education in Central Visayas (DepEd-7) plans to conduct a survey of their teachers within the week to identify those who are willing to have the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines.…

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