Galvez: 14 million COVID-19 vaccines administered

Despite some delays, National Task Force against COVID-19 chief implementer and vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. yesterday announced that the country has breached the 14-million mark in administered doses of COVID-19 vaccines......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJul 16th, 2021

Around 6 million doses of COVD-19 vaccines arriving this week

The Philippines is set to receive roughly six million vaccines against COVID-19 this week, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 17th, 2021

Cebu administers 1 million COVID-19 vaccines

More than one million COVID vaccines were administered in Cebu as of Wednesday, the Department of Health-Central Visayas office announced yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 12th, 2021

Enough vaccines until Aug. 17, says Galvez

There will be no shortage in COVID-19 vaccines until Aug. 17 as the country has a stockpile of more than 10 million doses, the National Task Force Against COVID-19 said on Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 21st, 2021

Manila administers 1 million COVID-19 vaccines

The Manila city government has administered more than one million vaccines since it started its vaccination rollout against COVID-19 in March, according to Mayor Isko Moreno......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 19th, 2021

Quezon City administers 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses

The Quezon City government has administered more than one million COVID-19 vaccines since the start of the inoculation program in March......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 15th, 2021

DOH: Over 13 million jabs administered nationwide

Over 13 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered nationwide with at least 3.4 million people already fully vaccinated, the Department of Health reported yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 12th, 2021

At their own risks

The National Task Force implementing the Philippine government’s responses against the deadly coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic reported a total of almost 12 million doses of anti-COVID-19 vaccines that were already administered nationwide......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 6th, 2021

Philippines administers 8.05 million COVID-19 vaccine doses

Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. on Sunday said 8,050,711 doses of COVID-19 jabs have been administered with 2.09 million fully inoculated......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 20th, 2021

11.6 million jabs to arrive in July – Galvez

The Philippines is expected to receive as many as 11.6 million doses of COVID-19 shots next month as wealthy nations vowed to donate surplus vaccines to developing and poor countries, according to vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 15th, 2021

Philippines reaches 5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered — official

Galvez touted the said figure that came nearly three months since the much-needed inoculation efforts in the country began. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 30th, 2021

Local Roundup: Task force crows about rollout gains & bull; Vaccines to be used up before expiry

The Philippines has administered more than 4 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, and is averaging 162,513 jabs daily, the National Task Force (NTF) against COVID-19 said Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2021

13 million vaccine doses to arrive before midyear

The pace of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in the country will pick up in the next two months as about 12 to 13 million doses of vaccines would arrive before the middle of the year, vaccine czar and Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. told Congress yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2021

Richer nations received 87% of vaccines – WHO

Although more than 700 million vaccine doses have been administered globally, the vast majority of COVID-19 vaccines administered has gone to wealthy nations, according to the World Health Organization......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 11th, 2021

Phl secures 20M Moderna vaccines under tripartite deal–Galvez

Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez, Jr. said that the Philippine government and private sector led by business tycoon Enrique Razon signed a tripartite agreement with American vaccine manufacturer Moderna on Thursday to procure 20 million doses of anti-COVID vaccines for the country. “With the signing of this tripartite agreement, we can say that our bayanihan spirit […] The post Phl secures 20M Moderna vaccines under tripartite deal–Galvez appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMar 19th, 2021

Gov’t eyes vaccinating 2 million health workers within March

The government is eyeing to immunize two million health workers within the month against Covid-19 as it expects the arrival of 5.1 million doses of coronavirus vaccines in the first quarter of the year. Vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. on Monday underscored the need to vaccinate all medical workers who are more at risk […] The post Gov’t eyes vaccinating 2 million health workers within March appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMar 1st, 2021

P500M fund for jab indemnity set

The government wants a P500 million fund for indemnification of Filipinos who may suffer from severe side effects of COVID-19 vaccines, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez said Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2021

Gov’t sets inspection of cold storage facilities

For COVID-19 vaccines The government will conduct an inspection starting next week of existing cold storage facilities as it prepares for another tripartite logistics suppliers agreement for an integrated shipment, storage and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in the country. National Task Force Against COVID-19 Chief Implementer and Vaccine Czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said this as he assured that inputs from the private logistics providers will be considered in organizing an end-to-end service for the vaccines’ rollout. Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito Galvez Jr., chief implementer of the National Task Force (NTF) on COVID-19 (NTF AGAINST COVID-19 / MANILA BULLETIN) “Next week we will inspect all available cold chain storage. We are coordinating with a consortium so that they will make sure that all vaccines from 2-8-degree celcius to negative 70 will be taken care of,” he said. This developed as the Cold Chain Association of the Philippines (CCAP), told Manila Bulletin that the industry is still awaiting for the government to accept the industry’s offer to play a role in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccine. CCAP is a multi-sectoral group of companies involved in the handling, storage, and distribution of chilled and frozen food, among other products.                Galvez assured that the logistics system for the vaccines will be in coordination with the vaccine suppliers, the cold storage provider and the government. Galvez explained the government has to establish an integrated logistics system for the vaccines to ensure there is no wastage of the new vaccines, which have different storage temperature requirement. “We have seen some reports that we have 30 percent wastage in some areas in Europe. With acute shortage of vaccines we cannot afford wastage,” he stressed. He further said that the cold storage facilities are part of their agreement with vaccine suppliers for an end-to-end service solution. The after sales service is part of this long commitment with the vaccine suppliers and as a requirement under the government’s universal health system. “We will make sure that the vaccine that will be coming here has an integrated coordination with vaccine maker, the local government units and the private sector so that includes after sales service,” he said. Meantime, the Go Negosyo which spearheaded the private sector donation drive “A Dose of Hope” said there are ongoing consultations to help Galvez in coming up with an integrated shipment, storage and distribution system for the vaccines. Presidential Adviser on Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion said the private sector donors would rather live the logistics aspect to the vaccine supplier Astra-Zeneca Pharmaceuticals and the national government to ensure smooth implementation. Concepcion has secured 17 million doses from the private sector that are expected to inoculate 8 million Filipinos in June-July this year. Meantime, Royal Cargo Inc., one of the country’s leading logistics providers, has expanded its cold storage facility at its Paranaque head office so it can accommodate the different temperature requirements of the various COVID-19 vaccines. Earlier, CCAP President Anthony Dizon said the Philippine government is yet to formally tap the country’s cold chain industry for the handling and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in the country.            According to Dizon, the industry, “individually and collectively”, has more than enough capacity to participate in the country’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution program.Right now, he said the cold chain industry’s total cumulative capacity stood at 500,000 pallet containers, while the initial 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine will consume only less than 200 pallets.            “Our initial estimate is that even if we are called upon to play a role in the storage of the vaccine, it will constitute a small portion of our capacity,” Dizon said.“The industry is just waiting for the government to approach us,” he added.   In a previous report,. said the government is now in discussion with the private sector regarding the state-led distribution of COVID-19 vaccine.             “I’m thankful to the private sector for throwing their support to us, like what they did when we ramped up our testing capacity,” said Galvez.  On the part of CCAP, however, Dizon said no official dialogue has so far taken place between the organization and the government regarding this matter......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsJan 17th, 2021

Cebu City Ready to Buy Vaccines for COVID-19

Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said on Monday that the Cebu City government is ready to purchase COVID-19 vaccines and that the city is working closely with the national government, waiting for the go signal of vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez. The city council meanwhile has approved the initial amount of P400 million for the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 13th, 2021

PH eyes 148 million doses of vax

The government plans to buy 148 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines this year at a cost of P82.5 billion, and close deals for about 100 million of those doses next week, the country’s vaccine czar Carlito Galvez told the Senate Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 12th, 2021

PH clinches vaccines deal

The Philippines will get 2.6 million doses of AstraZenica’s COVID-19 vaccine, which will enable it to inoculate 1.3 million people next year, the country’s vaccine czar Carlito Galvez said Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 27th, 2020