Close to 90,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses administered

THE Cebu City Government has administered a total of 89,302 coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine doses since it started its vaccine rollout on March 24, 2021. According to the data provided by the Management Information and Computer Services officer-in-charge Richter Castañares, 63,668 were administered as the first dose, while 25,634 were administered as the second […]

9M COVID-19 vaccines to arrive this month

THE PHILIPPINES will take delivery this month of about nine million doses of coronavirus vaccines, according to the country’s vaccine czar, as the government struggles to reach its vaccination targets. About 4.5 million doses of CoronaVac, made by China’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd., are expected to arrive this month, vaccine czar Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. told […]

Enough Covid-19 vaccines promised as PH targets 50M jabbed this year, PBB opens mega vax site

A GOVERNMENT official has urged Cebuanos to throw away their worries about the supplies of Covid-19 vaccines, saying there will be enough vaccines for individuals who want to be inoculated. This was the assurance made by Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, co-chairman of the national Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases […]

Metro needs 52M vaccines for herd immunity

By Vann Marlo M. Villegas and Kyle Aristophere T. Atienza, Reporters ABOUT 250,000 coronavirus vaccines should be given to residents of Metro Manila and eight priority areas daily to achieve herd immunity by November, according to a research group from the country’s premier university. At least 51.8 million vaccine doses are needed to vaccinate 70% […]

7 Cebu mayors get Covid jabs

AT LEAST seven mayors from Cebu province have been vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). The number is expected to rise dramatically as the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases passed Resolution 115-B that now includes local chief executives in the priority list of government’s vaccination program. Among the Cebu […]

1.5M more CoronaVac doses arrive

The Philippines on Friday took delivery of 1.5 million more doses of CoronaVac made by China’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd., a task force said in a social media post on Friday. The country has received 5.5 million doses of vaccines — five million from Sinovac, 525,600 from AstraZeneca Plc. and 15,000 from Russia’s Gamaleya Research Institute […]