Cabaero: Sinovac must explain

I was one of those inoculated with the Sinovac vaccine against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). I don’t want to end up regretting it. But the makers of Sinovac must explain the efficacy of its vaccine after recent reports on Covid-19 outbreaks in Indonesia among medical personnel who took the vaccine. These are not isolated […]

First vaccinations

THOUGH hesitant at first, the number of healthcare workers (HCWs) at the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) in Cebu City who consented to be inoculated with Sinovac’s CoronaVac Covid-19 vaccine has increased as of Wednesday, March 3, 2021. VSMMC chief Dr. Gerardo Aquino Jr. said 1,246 HCWs of the hospital have already agreed to […]

Covid-19 vaccination begins

LESS than 24 hours after the arrival of the first batch of vaccines against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in the Philippines, some government officials and medical frontliners had themselves inoculated Monday, March 1, 2021, to kick off the vaccination program and raise confidence in the vaccine. Health workers at Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) […]

Philippines to use Sinovac vaccine on health workers

An inter-agency task force has approved a plan to inoculate FIlipino health workers against the coronavirus using vaccines from Chinese drugmaker Sinovac BIotech Ltd., according to health authorities. This was upon the recommendation of an advisory group from the Department of Health (DoH), Undersecretary Maria Rosario S. Vergeire told an online news briefing on Friday. […]