Celebrities Run Their Vaccination Campaign, But Is It Beneficial? | Health | magazine

In Europe, photos of politicians showing their chest muscles while being injected with the vaccine have produced many memes. Pele, Dolly Parton, and the Dalai.....»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianMay 4th, 2021

Ultimately, everyone must fend for himself during COVID

THERE seems to be a slowdown in the worldwide vaccination campaign against COVID-19 after the initial rush in the United States and certain other countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) organized COVAX to provide initial vaccine doses to counties with little or no hope of getting them from the manufacturing countries which are now delivering […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsMar 15th, 2021

Pfizer jab 95.8% effective against COVID: Israel health ministry

Israel's health ministry said Saturday recent data from its aggressive coronavirus vaccination campaign showed two doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech jab were nearly 96 percent effective against infection......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2021

The United Kingdom or Belgium believe that youth are a priority in vaccination against coronovirus

Immunization campaign against coronavirus establishes priority group. In Spain he started with nursing home elders and health workers. But Indionesa, for example, included Youth in.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2021

DOH launches Chikiting Ligtas immunization program vs polio, rubella, measles

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – The “Chikiting Ligtas” vaccination program against Rubella, Polio, and Measles, an activity campaign of the Department of Health (DOH) was launched at a covered court in Consolacion town, northern Cebu on Friday, January 29, 2021. The Rubella, Polio, and Measles Supplemental Immunization Activity for children from 59 months old and below […] The post DOH launches Chikiting Ligtas immunization program vs polio, rubella, measles appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 30th, 2021

Duterte appoints Galvez as vaccine czar; ‘good choice’, say lawmakers

By Genalyn D. Kabiling and Charissa Luci-Atienza In a meeting with government officials on the disaster response Monday, President Duterte announced he wanted former AFP chief and now Presidential peace adviser Carlito Galvez Jr Galvez to lead the government’s vaccine acquisition and distribution effort.  Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito Galvez Jr. (NTF AGAINST COVID-19 / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) Duterte said Galvez would be the only authorized official to negotiate for the country’s’ vaccine supply. He expressed his dislike with the creation of committees since the process will take long.  “As I have said earlier during the start of the COVID, I only want one line of authority coming from dito sa the Task Force sa pagbili ng bakuna, the negotiation, manufacture, negotiation, production or distribution is ibinigay ko ‘yan kay Secretary Galvez,” he said. “I have great faith in Charlie to really come up with the solutions for the problem,” he added. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque defended the additional assignment given to Galvez, saying the planned immunization drive would involve “more of a logistics challenge than a medical challenge.” Galvez, who joined the Duterte Cabinet in 2018, also currently serves as chief implementer of the government’s plan to fight the coronavirus outbreak. Meanwhile, members of the House of Representatives lauded Galvez’s designation as vaccine war, among them: Representatives Michael Defensor, Roger Mercado, Ronnie Ong, Alfred Vargas and Rosanna Vergara. “It’s more of a logistics challenge than a medical challenge,” Roque explained. He said the only medical issues involved in the vaccine purchase are related to safety and efficacy of the drugs. This matter, he said, will be handled by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  He said Galvez is expected to continue his close coordination with the Department of Health and other agencies that will be involved in the vaccination drive. “Gen. Galvez would have the hindsight of what happened and the understanding of the COVID baseline. What we need is the leadership and managerial skills in taking the lead of the COVID vaccine campaign,” Defensor, chairperson of the House Committee on Public Accounts, said in a text message when asked if the vaccine czar should have been a medical doctor.  “I support the President’s appointment of Sec Galvez.  Galvez is an innovative  administrator. He can be trusted to implement the program well,”  Mercado said in a separate text message.  “We are happy that the president is preparing early and appointing someone to lead is good news,” Ong said.  Vargas also rallied behind the  the decision of President Duterte to appoint Galvez, saying that “we don’t need a doctor but a manager for this job.” Vergara also gave her vote of confidence to Galvez.  “Being the COVID-19 policy chief implementer, he has a clear overview of the COVID-19 situation in the county and such knowledge is very crucial in the distribution of the vaccine. I am sure, there are medical experts who advise the good Secretary,” she said.  “I am assuming  the vaccine chosen has already passed all testing and FDA approvals , the challenge will be to properly allocate and distribute it fairly across the country to the most vulnerable  and this is the challenge anyone who heads this Task Force will face– how do you properly allocate this should the vaccine supply be limited because of world wide demand? Thus, the need to plan for equally expedited distribution and delivery. Building a delivery system that is quick, fair and will not result to inequitable distribution,”  Vergara added......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsNov 3rd, 2020

SouthCot health workers gear up for measles, rubella vaccination

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 21 Oct) – Health workers in South Cotabato province are gearing up for the upcoming month-long vaccination campaign for measles and rubella, which is targeted to cover 149,000 children in the area. Genesis Navales, national immunization program coordinator of the Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO), said they have finalized the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

Nationwide vaccination underway

The Department of Health  is encouraging the public to prioritize immunization from vaccine-preventable diseases through its upcoming Measles, Rubella and Oral Poliomyelitis Vaccine campaign which will be held from October 26 to November 25 in several regions......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

DOH to public: Take part in measles, polio vaccination campaign

Health Fracisco Duque III (FILE PHOTO)CALOOCAN CITY, Oct. 18 (PIA) --The Department of Health (DOH) is encouraging the public to prioritize immunization from vaccine-preven.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Anti-polio vaccination coverage lowest in Calabarzon

The ongoing anti-polio immunization campaign in the country remains low, according to the Department of Health......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 26th, 2020

Philippines resumes polio vaccination campaign as COVID-19 crisis deepens

The Sabayang Patak Kontra Polio campaign in the whole Mindanao begins Monday and will last until August 2 for children under five years old, the Department of Health, the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund said in a joint release......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 20th, 2020

DoH thanks celebrities for TV infomercials on Covid-19

THE Department of Health (DoH) on Saturday thanked celebrities who helped in the government’s information campaign on the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire lauded Jodi Sta. Maria, Dingdong Dantes, Bela Padilla, JC Santos, Melai Hontiveros, and Bianca Gonzales who appeared in the DoH’s three TV infomercials on basic education on Covid-19. Vergeire […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 18th, 2020

Sports stars flock to do WHO safehands challenge

Geneva--A range of sports stars and other celebrities have taken part in a World Health Organization social media campaign to show proper hand-washing practices in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 16th, 2020

Govt to conduct mass polio vaccination

The government will conduct mass polio immunization in Metro Manila from January 27 to February 7, the Department of Health (DoH) announced on Friday after it confirmed four more cases of polio since its outbreak was announced in September last year. In an interview at the sidelines of the “Duterte Legacy” campaign in Pasay City, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 17th, 2020

GenSan on track in immunization campaign vs polio

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 28 Nov) – The City Health Office (CHO) here is on track to meet its target in the ongoing Mindanao-wide massive immunization campaign against polio, an official said on Thursday. Dr. Rochelle Oco, CHO chief, said their vaccination teams already covered a total of 45,394 infants and children in the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsNov 28th, 2019

DOH urges parents not to resist anti-polio vaccine

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Nov 19 (PIA) - The Department of Health (DOH) will conduct the first round of anti-polio mass vaccination or the Sabayang Patak Kontra Polio campaign in all regions in Mindanao incl.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 20th, 2019

DOH urges parents not to resist anti-polio vaccine

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Nov 19 (PIA) - The Department of Health (DOH) will conduct the first round of anti-polio mass vaccination or the Sabayang Patak Kontra Polio campaign in all regions in Mindanao incl.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 20th, 2019

Anti-polio vaccination coverage hits 95.4 %

Anti-polio immunization coverage reached 95.4 percent after a two-week synchronized campaign in Metro Manila and Mindanao, the Department of Health reported yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 29th, 2019

Mindanao-wide polio vaccination campaign kicks off in Marawi Monday

The United Nations Children's Fund, the Department of Health and the health ministry of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao will launch on Monday in Marawi City, capital of Lanao del Sur, a Mindanao-wide anti-polio campaign......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 12th, 2019

DOH 10 launches National Immunization Campaign in Iligan City

ILIGAN CITY, July 24 (PIA)--The Department of Health (DOH)-Center for Health and Development Northern Mindanao (CHDNM) administered vaccination of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) to grade four learners.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 29th, 2019

How The Philippines Is Fighting One Of The World s Worst Measles Outbreaks - Goats and Soda

As health workers in the Philippines continue to try to contain the outbreak, a botched vaccination campaign against dengue is making their job harder......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2019