EDITORIAL – Waiting for bivalent jabs

As of March 23, according to the official tracker of the Department of Health, there were still 8,414 active COVID-19 cases nationwide, with 66,304 deaths......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarMar 23rd, 2023

EDITORIAL - Wasting precious vaccines

While people are risking infection and waiting for up to five hours in crowded centers in Metro Manila to get vaccinated against COVID, there must be little urgency for the jabs in the town of Makilala in Cotabato......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 15th, 2021

Bivalent jabs’ arrival slightly delayed – DOH

The arrival of nearly 400,000 donated doses of bivalent COVID-19 vaccines in the country will be slightly delayed, according to the Department of Health......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2023

390,000 bivalent COVID-19 jabs arriving this month

The country is expecting delivery of 390,000 doses of bivalent COVID-19 vaccines by the end of the month, Department of Health officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergeire said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2023

EDITORIAL- Where are the bivalent shots?

In India, COVID vaccine production has resumed and masking is again required in several areas after new infections soared by 30 percent in just one day. The surge is being driven by Arcturus, the name given to the latest COVID strain and Omicron subvariant, XBB.1.16......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 26th, 2023

DoH eyes jabs for Eastern Visayas kids

PALO, Leyte — The Department of Health in Eastern Visayas is targeting to inoculate over one million children below five years old in the month-long ‘Chikiting Ligtas’ campaign this May. DoH-8 national immunization program coordinator Ma. Elena Joy Villarosa disclosed that a total of 471,472 children between nine to 59 months old are targeted for inoculation against measles and rubella and 550,559 kids from zero to 59 months will be administered with oral polio vaccine during the period. The Chikiting Ligtas Campaign — to be conducted from 1 to 31 May 2023 — will implement a series of Measles-Rubella and Oral Polio Vaccines Supplemental Immunization Activities throughout the country. Since the beginning of March this year, the DoH-8 has been conducting capacity building to the region’s healthcare workers at the provincial, city, municipal, and barangay levels through a series of MR-OPV SIA microplanning and preparatory workshops across the different provinces in Eastern Visayas. The campaign aims to have at least 95 percent of children -- 9 months to 59 months old for the measles vaccine and 0 to 59 months old for the bivalent oral polio vaccine — regardless of vaccination status, with a minimum of at least four-week interval from the last dose of the respective vaccine received. “This 2023, there is risk of an impending polio and measles outbreak. There is also noted increase in cases of rubella,” Villarosa said, adding that an increase in cases of the dreaded diseases whenever many children miss their routine vaccination. She said that in 2019 a polio outbreak was declared when many children missed vaccinations and were unable to complete immunization for polio, rubella and measles. The post DoH eyes jabs for Eastern Visayas kids appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 20th, 2023

EDITORIAL - Still waiting for running water

Water supply interruptions in Metro Manila this summer may finally end after the National Water Resources Board approved last Friday the request of the two water concessionaires for an additional allocation of 52 cubic meters per second, effective until next month, from the initial amount of 50 cms......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 16th, 2023

Slight delays seen in delivery of bivalent COVID-19 jabs

Vergeire cited the expiration of the state of calamity declaration on December 31, which had clauses on indemnification and immunity from liability required by vaccine makers and other partners......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 14th, 2023

Bivalent COVID-19 jabs given 4 months after last shot

Bivalent boosters should be administered at least four months after a person’s last COVID-19 jab, the Department of Health said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 1st, 2023

DOH: Two more countries offering bivalent COVID-19 jabs to Philippines

A bivalent vaccine targets both the original strain of the virus the causes COVID-19 and Omicron subvariants......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2023

Almost 1.4 million donated bivalent jabs to arrive soon

Almost 1.4 million doses of bivalent COVID-19 vaccines that have been confirmed as donations will arrive in the country soon, the Department of Health said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 7th, 2023

DOH: Vulnerable groups to be prioritized in rollout of bivalent jabs

The Department of Health on Thursday said it will prioritize the healthcare workers, senior citizens and individuals with comorbidities in the rollout of bivalent jabs. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2023

COVAX to donate bivalent jabs to Philippines

The Department of Health yesterday said the COVAX Facility has already committed to donate bivalent COVID-19 vaccines to the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 31st, 2023

EDITORIAL - Waiting for aid

The waiting lines began forming as early as Thursday, from young adults to the elderly......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 14th, 2023

DOH: No COVID-19 calamity state, no bivalent jabs

The Department of Health warned yesterday that the country’s purchase of bivalent vaccines may no longer push through if the state of calamity due to COVID-19 will not be extended......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 30th, 2022

EDITORIAL - Waiting for permanent evacuation centers

According to the mayor of Muntinlupa, a troubled teen with family issues was the person who destroyed the blackboards in two classrooms in a school that served as an evacuation center when Severe Tropical Storm Paeng hit the country last week. The boy will undergo counseling and will not be penalized for vandalizing public property, Mayor Ruffy Biazon said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 5th, 2022

Private sector eyes employees’ list for bivalent jabs

With the volume of bivalent vaccines against COVID-19 to be limited, the private sector would like to participate in their provision by submitting a list of their employees who are eligible to receive the vaccines, according to Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 29th, 2022

An ‘eco-disaster’ waiting to happen

The editorial headline by the Philippine Daily Inquirer on July 22, 2021 said it all. The “monumental eco-disaster” waiting to happen is the P23-billion, 174-hectare reclamation project that the city of Dumaguete plans to build on the entire seafront of this gentle city by the bay. The project seeks to transform the seaside site into […] The post An ‘eco-disaster’ waiting to happen appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 13th, 2021

EDITORIAL - Waiting for reimbursement

EDITORIAL - Waiting for reimbursement.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 4th, 2021

EDITORIAL - Your body, your choice

In withholding the vaccine brand from the public until the last minute, the government says its objective is to prevent a repeat of the crowding that occurred when the limited supply of Pfizer/BioNTech jabs was rolled out......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 21st, 2021

EDITORIAL - Stepping down

The tragic stories keep piling up. There’s the unemployed hotel worker whose wife succumbed to COVID last month after waiting two days for hospital admission......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 18th, 2021