Cebu COVID vaccine watch: Over 2M receive 1st dose

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/01/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu made another milestone in its COVID-19 vaccination drive. Recent data from the Visayas Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC) showed Cebu has already administered 2,138,464 doses of the vaccines as first dose. This translates…

Region 7 targets to inoculate 1.3M for National Vax Days

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Central Visayas is aiming to inoculate around 1.3 million individuals in the upcoming National Vaccination Days. Officials from the Department of Health in the region (DOH-7) and local governments here are preparing for…

Balamban dangles cash incentives to entice seniors to get COVID vaccine

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/02/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The local government of Balamban has dangled cash incentives to entice senior citizens in their town to complete their COVID-19 inoculation schedule. The municipality announced on social media that they will be raffling…

Durano urges Capitol to boost COVID-19 vaccine drive

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu gubernatorial candidate Joseph Felix Mari ‘Ace’ Durano is urging the Provincial Government to step up in its COVID-19 vaccination drive. In a statement sent to reporters, Durano suggested that the Capitol should…

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…

1M fully vaxxed in Cebu but ‘herd immunity’ may take 2 more years says health official

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/05/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu on Tuesday, October 5, made another milestone in its COVID-19 vaccination campaign. A total of 1,000,608 individuals here have already been fully vaccinated against the infection as of October 4, the…

Over 3k residents in Bantayan Is. got COVID vaccine jab

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – In an effort to expedite the safe reopening of the tourism industry, more than 3,000 residents in Bantayan Island were jabbed with the COVID-19 vaccines. The government and private sector conducted a two-day…

Cebu LGUs ready to vaccinate general population

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The national government is yet to release the official guidelines and give the go-signal for local governments to start inoculating the rest of the population. But as far as the Visayas Vaccination Operations…

Low vaccination turnout seen in 9 Cebu localities

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Health officials here are concerned about the low turnout of vaccinees in at least nine localities in Metro Cebu. Between September 20 to 26, the government was only able to inoculate 27,000 individuals…

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…

In Cordova, 1k inoculated in ‘mass vaccination’ drive

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/20/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – More local governments in Cebu are scaling up their efforts to inoculate more of their constituents against COVID-19. In the town of Cordova, over 1,000 individuals received their first dose of the COVID-19…

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