City of Naga dangles cash prizes for newly jabbed individuals 

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The list of local governments in Cebu giving away cash prizes for individuals jabbed with COVID-19 vaccines continues to grow.  In order to beef up its COVID immunization coverage rate, the City of Naga here…

Cebu City reaches halfway of COVID vaccination target

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cebu City has achieved another milestone in its COVID-19 vaccination drive.  The city is already halfway through with its goal of inoculating over 700,000 people, eight months since the COVID-19 vaccination rollout began. Latest data…

LGUs told: Don’t turn down walk-in minors at vax centers

Morexette Marie Erram 11/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—To increase Cebu’s COVID-19 immunization coverage rate, local government units here are told not to turn down walk-ins for the pediatric vaccination.  Dr. Mary Jean Loreche, Visayas Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC) spokesperson, said accommodating walk-ins…

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…

Sputnik vaccine second dose delayed; more Pfizer vaccines arrive

Dyrecka Letigio 08/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Individuals, who were inoculated with the Russian Gamalea Sputnik vaccines, mostly in Cebu City, will have to wait for their second dose. Doctor Mary Jean Loreche, spokesperson of the Visayas Vaccination Operations Center…

In Cebu, 137,000 fully vaccinated so far

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The number of individuals fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in Cebu had hit the 100,000-mark, recent data from vaccination authorities showed. The Visayas Vaccination Operation Center (VVOC) reported that as of July 14, they…

Officials upbeat on inoculating more seniors as J&J vax to arrive in Cebu soon

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/14/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu will soon receive its first shipment of Johnson&Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. The Visayas Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC) on Wednesday, July 14, announced that Cebu will be allocated at least 200,000 doses of Johnson&Johnson…

Vaccine watch: Central Visayas receives 1 million doses so far

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Central Visayas has already received over 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, five months since the rollout began in March. Recent report from the Visayas Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC) showed that a total…

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…

Cebu City to VVOC: We deserve more vaccines

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 06/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The vaccine supply cannot catch up with Cebu City’s speedy vaccination program. The Cebu City Health Department (CHD) reported that they had completed the roll-out of nearly 5,000 Sinovac vaccines in only one…

Out of 1.7M, only 37k fully inoculated in 7 LGUs in Metro Cebu so far

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The government needs to inoculate over 1.3 million individuals from at least seven localities in Metro Cebu, as of mid-June, in order to achieve a successful COVID-19 vaccination coverage. Recent data from the…

In Region 7, only 44k of 600k seniors so far jabbed with COVID vaccine

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – More than 500,000 senior citizens in Central Visayas are yet to receive their first dose of COVID-19 vaccines as of May 23. Recent data from the Visayas Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC) showed that…

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