Gokongwei Group rolls out COVID Protect program

Thirty-three-year-old Henessy Catajay Pallarca, assistant store manager of Robinsons Supermarket in Tandang Sora, Quezon City is the first front liner employee of the Gokongwei Group to be jabbed under the conglomerate’s COVID Protect vaccination program. The vaccine rollout is an initiative of the Group to inoculate tens of thousands of its employees and their dependents, […] The post Gokongwei Group rolls out COVID Protect program appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneAug 11th, 2021

Emirates Group rolls out COVID-19 vaccination program

The Emirates Group rolled out this month a COVID-19 vaccination program for its substantial UAE-based workforce......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 25th, 2021

OCTA recommends shorter vaccine jab intervals

The OCTA Research Group has recommended shortening the interval between the first and second doses of Sinovac and AstraZeneca vaccines to protect more Filipinos against the highly contagious Delta variant of COVID-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

Tingog solon, a registered nurse, leads free vax drive

Tingog Rep. Yedda Marie K. Romualdez on Wednesday administered freepneumococcal polyvalent vaccine (PPV) to some of the 520 beneficiaries in Quezon City as part of her group’s wellness program to fight pneumococcal infection, including the dreaded pneumonia, amid the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 7th, 2021

LIVE: Senate hearing on the National COVID-19 Vaccination Program

The Senate holds a hearing on Tuesday morning on the National COVID-19 Vaccination Program as the government rolls out the inoculation of workers this month......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 15th, 2021

Panel to inquire on face-to-face class preparedness

The Senate committee on education is set to conduct an inquiry into the preparedness of the Department of Education , students, schools and other stakeholders to hold face-to-face classes in school year 2021-2022 as the Duterte administration slowly rolls out its COVID-19 vaccination program......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 13th, 2021

DILG deploys 50,000 cops, firemen to assist in COVID-19 vaccination

The fourth priority group in the vaccination program against COVID-19 is slated to include frontline workers in essential sectors, including government personnel and private sector workers required to be physically present at their designated workplaces......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 30th, 2021

DOT: Frontline tourism workers now on A1 priority group for COVID-19 vaccination

The Department of Tourism on Friday said that frontline tourism workers in accommodation establishments utilized as isolation facilities or quarantine hotels are now included on the A1 priority group of the national vaccination program......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 28th, 2021

Pandemic task force simplifies A4 priority group to include most workers

“The recommendation to improve and simply the priority group A4 of the COVID-19 immunization program has been approved,” presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said in a briefing......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 28th, 2021

Tito Sotto naturukan na ng unang dose ng COVID-19 vaccine

Naturukan na si Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III ng unang dose ng bakuna kontra COVID-19. Kasama ng senador ang kanyang asawa na si Helen Gamboa-Santos. Bahagi si Sotto ng A2 priority group ng vaccination program bilang isang senior citizen. Sinabi ni Sotto na Sinovac ang itinurok na bakuna sa kanya. “After A1, A2, and […] The post Tito Sotto naturukan na ng unang dose ng COVID-19 vaccine appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2021

Retailers: Vaccine pass premature

The use of a vaccine pass as proof of inoculation against COVID-19 by individuals entering establishments would be premature to have at this time as the country has yet to fully implement its vaccination program, the country’s group of retailers said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 17th, 2021

Nickel Asia addresses anti-vaxxers

As the Philippine government rolls out its vaccination program across the country, Nickel Asia Corp. steps up to connect employees from all its subsidiaries across the country in a virtual conference that directly tackles all issues about the vaccines against COVID 19......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 29th, 2021

Gov’t names 7 comorbidities for prioritization in COVID-19 vaccination drive

MANILA, Philippines — The government has identified seven comorbidities that will be included in the priority list for the country’s COVID-19 vaccination program. Dr. John Wong, an epidemiologist and member of the technical working group on data analytics of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, said these comorbidities are chronic […] The post Gov’t names 7 comorbidities for prioritization in COVID-19 vaccination drive appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 29th, 2021

Group seeks creation of national cancer council

Health experts have called for the creation of a national council that will implement measures to protect cancer patients who are more vulnerable to COVID-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2021

Curfew, business closure in Angeles seen

This program is being implemented by the Sub-task Group on Agribusiness, co-chaired by the DTI and the DA. More importantly, the project will intensify assistance to countrymen hit by the pandemic, especially the returning OFW Curfews and the closure of some establishments were implemented as the city experienced a surge of Covid-19 cases The post Curfew, business closure in Angeles seen appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMar 16th, 2021

Smart helps online learners in Student Circle Program

Mobile services provider Smart Communications is helping students deal with the challenges of distance learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic as it rolls out its Student Circle Program......»»

Category: techSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2021

Manila targets 18,000 daily vaccinations

Manila is targeting to vaccinate at least 18,000 residents against COVID-19 per day once the city government rolls out the inoculation program, Mayor Isko Moreno announced yesteday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2021

How community-led projects kept the urban poor afloat amid COVID-19

Healthcare professionals and researchers, such as the OCTA research group of the University of the Philippines, have called for better access to social amelioration program especially for the poor. If not, they said, coronavirus cases in the country could skyrocket......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 20th, 2021

Government to exercise caution in vaccines for elderly

Amid reports of 23 deaths associated with COVID-19 vaccinations in Norway, the Philippines is assuring Filipinos that a similar incident will not happen in the country when it rolls out its national vaccination program......»»

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: NewsJan 17th, 2021

New push against trafficking

Following the exacerbation of online sexual exploitation of children cases in the Philippines amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Senator Win Gatchalian is pushing again for the institutionalization of a “Human Trafficking Preventive Education Program” to protect Filipino children and youth from the different forms of trafficking.  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 13th, 2021