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120K MEPZ workers included in free COVID vaccine rollout – Lapu-Lapu mayor

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — One hundred twenty thousand (100,200)  operators and workers from the Mactan Export Processing Zone (MEPZ) in Lapu-Lapu City will now be included in the free coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination rollout. This was confirmed by Lapu-lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan during the visit of Brigadier General Charito Plaza, director-general of […] The post 120K MEPZ workers included in free COVID vaccine rollout – Lapu-Lapu mayor appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJun 1st, 2021

DOH-7 denies mayor injected with actual Sinovac during Lapu’s vaccine simex

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Lapu-Lapu City on Wednesday, March 3, successfully conducted its simulation exercise for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine rollout. The activity, which spanned up to an hour, was led by Mayor Junard ‘Ahong’ Chan and under the supervision of the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7). And both the city […] The post DOH-7 denies mayor injected with actual Sinovac during Lapu’s vaccine simex appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

Ahong wants non-medical essential workers as 2nd priority for vaccines

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Government will request the Department of Health (DOH) central office to include non-medical essential workers as a second priority to receive the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine. Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan said that non-medical essential workers shall include tricycle and public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers, public […] The post Ahong wants non-medical essential workers as 2nd priority for vaccines appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2021

Lapu’s senior citizens told to avail of one-shot J& J vaccines

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Government is appealing to senior citizens to visit the vaccination sites until Friday, as the has city started its rollout of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Lawyer James Sayson, deputy for Local Vaccination Operation Center, said that the said vaccination would only be […] The post Lapu’s senior citizens told to avail of one-shot J&J vaccines appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 21st, 2021

Lapu-Lapu notes low turnout of senior citizens in vaccination rollout

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City government has recorded a low turnout for senior citizens who were inoculated with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine. Lawyer James Sayson, deputy for the Local Vaccination Centers, said that out of 18,000 senior citizens who registered in their vaccination rollout, only 32 percent have received the first […] The post Lapu-Lapu notes low turnout of senior citizens in vaccination rollout appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 18th, 2021

Lapu may purchase own COVID-19 vaccines

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan is now considering purchasing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines. This was confirmed by Chan in a press briefing on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. Chan said that currently, they have temporarily suspended the 1st dose vaccination of the COVID-19 vaccine since their supply was already depleted. […] The post Lapu may purchase own COVID-19 vaccines appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 6th, 2021

Lapu-Lapu resumes vaccination with arrival of 4K Sinovac vaccines 

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City government has resumed its vaccination rollout on Monday, June 28, 2021, after they receive an additional supply of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Dr. Agnes Realiza, head of the Lapu-Lapu City Health Department, said that the city had received 4,000 doses of the Sinovac vaccine from the Department […] The post Lapu-Lapu resumes vaccination with arrival of 4K Sinovac vaccines  appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 28th, 2021

Chan to be vaccinated with ‘tried and tested’ Sinovac vaccine

LAPU-LAPU CITY, CEBU–Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan is set to receive his first dose of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine this week. This was confirmed by Chan in a press conference on Monday, May 17, 2021. Chan said that he will be inoculated at Gun-ob Elementary School in Barangay Gun-ob, Lapu-Lapu City. Based […] The post Chan to be vaccinated with ‘tried and tested’ Sinovac vaccine appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 17th, 2021

Chan orders deployment of more health workers at Hoops Dome

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu- Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan has ordered the deployment of more healthcare workers at the Hoops Dome in Barangay Gun-ob, which serves as the alternate isolation facility for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) positive patients in the city. But Chan clarified that his order was not influenced by the recent death of one of […] The post Chan orders deployment of more health workers at Hoops Dome appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 20th, 2021

Lapu-Lapu City Hospital to start vaccination rollout on March 9

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Hospital (LLCH) will already start its vaccination rollout on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. This was confirmed by Dr. Ronald Oporto, medical chief of LLCH, where he would be the first patient to receive the vaccine during the ceremonial COVID-19 vaccination tomorrow. Oporto, however, admitted that he was a […] The post Lapu-Lapu City Hospital to start vaccination rollout on March 9 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 9th, 2021

Frontliners now free to choose what vax to get

Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque has described the government’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout last week as slow thus far because health workers, the top priority in the vaccination program, were given the opportunity to choose their preferred brand......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 8th, 2021

Marikina: Only 8.8 % of health workers vaccinated

At least 430 or only 8.8 percent of the 4,890 medical frontliners in Marikina City have been inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines almost a week after the national government’s vaccine rollout, Mayor Marcelino Teodoro said on Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

Ahong eyes tie-up with private hospitals for vaccine storage

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – The Lapu-Lapu City Government will tie-up with private hospitals for storing the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines, once the city will already receive an allocation from the national government. Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan said that he already discussed this plan with private hospitals situated in the city. “Tie-up ta ug private […] The post Ahong eyes tie-up with private hospitals for vaccine storage appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

Chan: 10 Lapu-Lapu City hospital frontliners COVID-19 positive

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Ten more frontliners in Lapu-lapu City tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This was confirmed by Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan and this time those tested positive are healthcare medical workers from the Lapu-Lapu City Hospital. “Ang nahitabo, naa tay mga frontliners nga naigo. Wala na lang gibutang nato sa facility, […] The post Chan: 10 Lapu-Lapu City hospital frontliners COVID-19 positive appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

Chan leads distribution of COVID-19 leaflets

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – The Lapu-Lapu City Government has already started distributing leaflets containing information on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine today, February 23, 2021. Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan led the distribution of the leaflets this morning at the Lapu-Lapu City Public Market in Barangay Poblacion. Chan said that the move aims to encourage […] The post Chan leads distribution of COVID-19 leaflets appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2021

Lapu to distribute leaflets containing COVID-19 info

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – The Lapu-Lapu City Government will start distributing this week leaflets containing information on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine. Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan said that they will be printing around 100,000 copies of the leaflets, to encourage Oponganons to participate in the government’s vaccination drive. Chan showed a copy […] The post Lapu to distribute leaflets containing COVID-19 info appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 18th, 2021

Ahong, ready and willing to get vaccinated

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines- Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan expressed his willingness to get immunized with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine. Chan said this to encourage Oponganons to participate in the COVID-19 vaccination, especially that some are afraid of the vaccine’s so-called adverse effects. Chan, however, said that he would prefer to be administered […] The post Ahong, ready and willing to get vaccinated appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2021

Chan sees big challenge in establishing COVID-19 vaccine storage facility

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan admits that one of the city’s biggest challenges in procuring the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine would be the storage facility that would maintain the efficacy of the medicine. Chan said that an acceptable storage facility is of utmost importance since some vaccines need to […] The post Chan sees big challenge in establishing COVID-19 vaccine storage facility appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Lapu-Lapu mayor eyes P100M for COVID vaccines

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-lapu City government will allocate not less than P100 million in purchasing the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine. Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan said this in an interview with CDN Digital on Thursday, January 7, in Lapu-Lapu City. Chan also said he planned to submit a supplemental budget at […] The post Lapu-Lapu mayor eyes P100M for COVID vaccines appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 7th, 2021

No conditions in China’s move to prioritize PH as vaccine recipient — Sta. Romana

China has not imposed any condition when it included the Philippines as among the priority nations to gain access to its potential coronavirus vaccine, according to a Filipino diplomat. Amb. Jose Santiago Sta. Romana Philippine Ambassador to China Jose Santiago Sta. Romana said China instead reminded the country to prepare its cold storage facilities amid the highly anticipated breakthrough in vaccine development. China will hopefully announce its mass production of the coronavirus vaccine before the end of the year or early next year, Sta. Romana said during an online Palace press briefing. “Hopefully, mass production and distribution will happen in the near future, as early as November and December in terms of production. And it will depend on our capability to receive the vaccines in terms of our facilities, in terms of distribution,” he said.  “The prospects are bright in terms of a breakthrough in vaccine,” he added. Sta. Romana made clear that the cold storage facilities for the potential COVID-19 vaccines are not conditions set by China but simply a reminder to ensure effective distribution of the vaccine.  “It’s just a reminder that if you get the vaccine and you don’t have cold chain storage, then it’s useless so you have to prepare,” he said, citing information from Chinese drug companies.  He said even if the Philippines is in the “priority list,” the distribution of the vaccine will be a challenge. He said the vaccines must be stored in “freezing conditions” to keep its efficacy.  “If exposed to tropical weather or to normal weather conditions, the vaccine could lose its effectiveness,” he said.So far, Sta. Romana said the vaccines being developed by Chinese pharmaceutical firms have entered phase 3 of the clinical trials. One of the potential vaccines have been approved for emergency use for health workers and other government frontliners. “The Chinese will make an announcement in the near future and then they’ll start their mass production. And once there is the mass production, then I think there will be distribution. Hopefully, before the end of the year; but surely by the first quarter of next year,” he said.  Asked if China has imposed any condition on the Philippines in exchange for the vaccine supply, Sta. Romana said: “No, not at all. Actually, we’re the ones, our condition is that it should pass our local requirements.” When asked if Beijing has pledged the amount of vaccines and if these will be given to Manila for free, Sta. Romana said the matter would entail more discussion. “I cannot give you a definitive answer right now but definitely in terms of number, you know, how they will do it kasi it depends on the—they’re talking of hundreds of millions in terms of production dito sa China. So, the question is iyong distribution and deployment,” he said. “They’re preparing their manufacturing facilities for the mass production of vaccines the moment approval is announced,” he added. Budget Secretary Wendel Avisado has assured that the government has funds that will be needed for the establishment of the cold storage facilities for the coronavirus vaccines. “Surely, as the sun rises in the east, there will be funds for that because the President will never allow that we will run short of the requirements to make sure that we have the storage facilities for all of these vaccines,” he said in the same online press conference. Last week, President Duterte expressed confidence about the safety of the vaccines being developed by China, citing the Asian neighbor is a modern country. He said the government has funds for the vaccine purchase, adding he was just waiting for China or Russia to contact him. “I’d be glad to open up my sleeves because I am confident with their vaccine,” he added......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

Chan will not require Lapu drivers, conductors to wear air purifiers

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines- Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan will not require public utility vehicle (PUV) drivers and conductors to wear personal air purifiers. Earlier, Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia has required drivers and conductors to wear personal air purifiers as an added protection against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). For Chan, such a move will only […] The post Chan will not require Lapu drivers, conductors to wear air purifiers appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 18th, 2021