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Government eyes millions vaccinated for COVID-19 in 3-5 years

The Duterte administration on Tuesday said it is targeting to have 60 to 70 million Filipinos vaccinated against the coronavirus in three to five years, with some 35 million already identified as priority for inoculation. .....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarNov 25th, 2020

Davao City eyes online registration platform for COVID-19 vaccination program

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 Jan) – The City Government of Davao plans to establish an online platform for Dabawenyos who are willing to sign up for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination program of the city, Mayor Sara Duterte said. During her program over Davao City Disaster Radio (DCDR 87.5) on Monday, Duterte said that […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 17th, 2021

Davao City to boost campaign for Davaoeños to get COVID-19 vaccine

The Davao City Government sees the need to intensify information campaign on the COVID-19 vaccine as a recent survey showed nearly half of Mindanaoans are hesitant to be vaccinated......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsJan 16th, 2021

Government to issue vaccination passports

Individuals vaccinated against COVID-19 would be issued “passports” certifying they are no longer at risk of catching the virus or infecting anyone, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Duterte, Cabinet to be among last to get vaccine

In other countries, heads of government are getting themselves vaccinated first to reassure the people about the safety and efficacy of the COVID shots......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Go: Gov’t eyes COVID-19 vaccination before end of Q1

  BY MARIO CASAYURAN     Senator Christopher “Bong” Go revealed Wednesday that the national government is targeting to start the rollout of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines before the end of the first quarter of 2021. “Sa ngayon po ay ini-expect ng ating national government na, hopefully, bago matapos ang first quarter, makapag-umpisa na tayo […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

PH Needs Higher Financing Amid Pandemic

The Philippine government eyes to tap on euro, yen and yuan markets to address the existing economic issues brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. The government will borrow P3.03 trillion for 2021, with P442.4 billion of which will be from foreign sources. These include project loans from bilateral partners and other programs. Meanwhile, P286 billion […].....»»

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

Lapu-Lapu mayor eyes P100M for COVID vaccines

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-lapu City government will allocate not less than P100 million in purchasing the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine. Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan said this in an interview with CDN Digital on Thursday, January 7, in Lapu-Lapu City. Chan also said he planned to submit a supplemental budget at […] The post Lapu-Lapu mayor eyes P100M for COVID vaccines appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 7th, 2021

Philippines eyes 148 million COVID-19 vaccine doses in January, but talks hanging on global supply

Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr.'s pronouncement came as government seeks to allay criticism that it is lagging behind in the race among countries in securing possible jabs......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 6th, 2021

FDA asserts regulatory functions

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday asserted its authority to regulate vaccines after high government officials admitted that members of the President’s security detail got vaccinated against COVID-19 using an unauthorized vaccine......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 1st, 2021

Millions losing benefits as Trump refuses to sign aid bill

WASHINGTON, United States — Millions of Americans struggling through the pandemic faced the loss of unemployment benefits on Sunday as President Donald Trump kept up his refusal to sign a massive Covid relief bill passed by Congress. The delay also threatened to provoke a government shutdown by Tuesday since the relief package is part of a larger […] The post Millions losing benefits as Trump refuses to sign aid bill appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 28th, 2020

Millions are suffering this Christmas

Reader, how was your Christmas celebration? How did COVID-19 make it different from your previous Christmases? I am almost ashamed to say that for me and mine, there wasn’t that much difference. Simbang Gabi, for example, I have attended for over 40 years. With the age restrictions on church attendance, I couldn’t physically be there, […] The post Millions are suffering this Christmas appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 26th, 2020

Million vaccinated as US eyes return to normal next summer

WASHINGTON, United States — More than a million Americans have received the first dose of their Covid-19 vaccines, a senior official said Wednesday, as the US eyes a return to normal by next summer. The news comes as the winter surge in cases rages across the country, where the virus has claimed more than 320,000 lives […] The post Million vaccinated as US eyes return to normal next summer appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 24th, 2020

DOH wants to engage LGUs in COVID-19 vaccine info campaign

The government faces the difficult task of conducting a COVID-19 vaccination campaign, which relies heavily on public trust that vaccines are both effective and safe, as it re-establishes trust in vaccinations two years after the highly-politicized Dengvaxia controversy......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 7th, 2020

PH eyes subsidy for test to make travel & lsquo;attractive& rsquo;

The government is looking at subsidizing half the cost of RT-PCR tests to make travelling again more attractive during the COVID-19 pandemic, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 1st, 2020

Phl trials with Sino ‘cure’ eyed

The Philippine government eyes to start clinical trials against COVID-19 with Chinese vaccines by the end of December depending on the flow of their application, the Department of Science and Technology (DoST) announced on Friday. DoST-Philippine Council for Health Research and Development Executive Director Dr. Jaime Montoya said this came after both Sinovac Biotech and […] The post Phl trials with Sino ‘cure’ eyed appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 27th, 2020

PH COVID-19 vaccination goal: 70% of Pinoys in 5 years

MANILA, Philippines — The government hopes to vaccinate for the new coronavirus 60 to 70 percent of all Filipinos — enough to trigger herd immunity — within three to five years, the chief of the COVID-19 task force said on Wednesday, November 25, 2020. Speaking at a news briefing, Undersecretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said the […] The post PH COVID-19 vaccination goal: 70% of Pinoys in 5 years appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 26th, 2020

COVID-19 vaccination not mandatory – Palace

While the government wants everyone to have access to COVID-19 vaccines, immunization won’t be mandatory as only half of the population needs to be vaccinated to achieve herd immunity, Malacañang said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2020

Palace: Government-paid COVID-19 vaccination won t be mandatory

While the Philippine government wants everyone to have access to COVID-19 vaccines, immunization won't be mandatory as only half of the population needs to be vaccinated to achieve herd immunity, Malacañang said Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2020

Phlilippines eyes Indian-made COVID-19 vaccine

The entry of an India-made vaccine against COVID-19 in the country looms as the local partner of the drug’s manufacturer is now facilitating a partnership with the Philippine government......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 21st, 2020