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Go: Government eyeing COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Q1

The national government is targeting to start the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines before the end of the first quarter of the year, Sen. Bong Go said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJan 14th, 2021

Go: Government eyeing COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Q1

The national government is targeting to start the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines before the end of the first quarter of the year, Sen. Bong Go said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Preps ongoing for COVID vaccine rollout in Cebu

CEBU CITY, Philippines–Preparations are now ongoing for the government’s coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) inoculation program here. The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7), for their part, want to do a simulation on how the rollout would be conducted. “We are planning to hold a simulation as part of our ongoing preparations for the COVID-19 […] The post Preps ongoing for COVID vaccine rollout in Cebu appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

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Taguig readies facilities for COVID vaccine rollout

PARAnAQUE CITY, Jan. 24 (PIA) -- Taguig City Mayor Lino Cayetano on Saturday announced that the local government is already setting up four mega-quarantine vaccination centers in addition to 40 com.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 25th, 2021

MMDA helps LGUs in vaccine rollout

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority will be assisting local government units during the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in the National Capital Region, an MMDA official said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 17th, 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:  mb.com.phRelated NewsJan 17th, 2021

GenSan starts negotiations with vaccine suppliers

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews / 12 Jan) – The city government has started negotiations with possible suppliers of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines in preparation for the rollout of its own vaccination program. City Mayor Ronnel Rivera said Tuesday the talks are being facilitated by the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP), which has […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 17th, 2021

Philippines eyeing $800 million loan for vaccine program

The Philippines is currently in talks with the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank for at least $800 million (about P39 billion) in loans to fund the government’s COVID-19 vaccination program......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

AFP, handa sa pag-rollout ng bakuna sa bansa

Sinabi ng Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) na naghahanda na sila para sa nalalapit na coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine rollout sa bansa. Ayon kay AFP chief General Gilbert Gapay, ang kanilang pangunahing gawain ay ang asistehan ang national government para sa pag-transport at pag-distribute ng bakuna sa bansa sa oras na mayroon na nito. […] The post AFP, handa sa pag-rollout ng bakuna sa bansa appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2020

Private sector, government prepare for vaccine rollout in 2021

The private sector is working with the government to make sure all systems are in place by March next year for the rollout and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 17th, 2020

US vaccinations ramp up as 2nd Covid-19 shot nears

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Hundreds more hospitals around the country began dispensing coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) shots to their workers in a rapid expansion of the United States vaccination drive Tuesday, while a second vaccine moved to the cusp of government authorization. A day after the rollout of Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus shots, the Food and Drug Administration said […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  balitaRelated NewsDec 16th, 2020

Galvez says COVID-19 vaccination may start by May 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The government is eyeing to start the inoculation of vaccines against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) by May next year, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said in a television interview on Thursday. “Ang prediction po ng DOST [Department of Science and Technology] if everything will go well, ang mangyayari po earliest is May,” […] The post Galvez says COVID-19 vaccination may start by May 2021 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 5th, 2020

US unveils broad vaccine plan — but no quick rollout

WASHINGTON — The government outlined a sweeping plan Wednesday to make vaccines for COVID-19 available for free to all Americans when proven safe and effective, though a top public health official made clear that widespread vaccination of millions of Americans couldn’t come until well into next year. In a report to Congress and an accompanying […] The post US unveils broad vaccine plan — but no quick rollout appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 16th, 2020

Govt commits equitable access to COVID vaccine -Andanar

CALOOCAN CITY, Jan. 23 (PIA) -- Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar on Friday said the national government is committed to providing equitable access and d.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 25th, 2021

PIA info campaign on COVID-19 vaccine rollout wraps up in NegOr

NEGROS ORIENTAL, Jan. 23 (PIA) -- As the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) wraps up the communication campaign of the Philippine National Vaccination Roadmap for Central Visayas in Dumaguete City.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 25th, 2021

Navotas rejects Chinese vaccine

Navotas Mayor Toby Tiangco has thumbed down the China-made Sinovac vaccines for the city government’s vaccination program against COVID-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 24th, 2021

Duterte puts presidency on the line for Galvez

Once again, President Duterte is offering to give up the presidency – this time, in vouching for the integrity of vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. whom critics suspect of attempting to overprice COVID-19 shots being purchased by the government......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 24th, 2021

New warning on vaccine supplies sparks EU concern

A warning from AstraZeneca that initial supplies of its COVID vaccinations to Europe will be lower than expected has sparked new concern over the rollout of inoculations, with some countries planning for a sharp drop in deliveries......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2021

We need the vaccines now

Secretary Carlito Galvez, Jr. and his team may now focus on the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines, even as the Senate concludes today its inquiry on the alleged overpricing of the Sinovac vaccine being pursued by the government......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2021

DILG moves road clearing deadline to Feb. 15 to give way for LGU vaccine plans

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Saturday said the deadline for road clearing operations was moved to Feb. 15 to allow local government units (LGUs) to prioritize plans for mass vaccination against Covid-19. “The Department is fully cognizant of the urgency for LGUs to prepare their vaccination plans […] The post DILG moves road clearing deadline to Feb. 15 to give way for LGU vaccine plans appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2021

Galvez to senator: No compromise on sea claim

Vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said the government would not compromise its claim on the West Philippine Sea (WPS) after Senator Risa Hontiveros sought assurances that there would be no quid pro quo for getting Chinese COVID-19 vaccines......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2021