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Health advocates alarmed over PH silence on TRIPS waiver on vaccines

Health experts and lawmakers are alarmed over the Philippine government's deafening silence on moves of several countries to press for the waiver of TRIPS on medicines, particularly on COVID-19 vaccines. The post Health advocates alarmed over PH silence on TRIPS waiver on vaccines appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource: bulatlat bulatlatJun 6th, 2021

Duterte to LGUs: Set ‘more sane’ vaccination drive

President Duterte has urged local governments to come up with “more sane” ways to administer COVID-19 vaccines to avoid exposing people lining up for jabs to health risks......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 26th, 2021

Dominguez says government allocated P45 billion for COVID-19 vaccination

Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III said the amount can be used to fund both additional pandemic vaccines or booster shots, depending on the recommendation of the health department......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 25th, 2021

'UndoingDuterte | Public health’s sorry state under an unapologetic regime

With President Duterte down to his last months in office, community health advocates say health spending is an election issue that must be addressed – a first step in undoing the sorry state of the country’s public health care under an administration that won with a promise of tapang at malasakit. The post #UndoingDuterte | Public health’s sorry state under an unapologetic regime appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJul 25th, 2021

'UndoingDuterte | Poor contact tracing amid deadly Delta variant

To identify close contacts up to third or fourth degree, community health advocates said that contact tracing has to rely on an already robust public health system which the Philippines does not have in the first place. The post #UndoingDuterte | Poor contact tracing amid deadly Delta variant appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJul 25th, 2021

FPH starts vaccine rollout for employees, dependents

First Philippine Holdings Corp. has started the rollout of its COVID-19 vaccines for employees and dependents as part of the Lopez-led conglomerate’s program to help assure the health of its workforce and support government’s overall aim to achieve herd immunity against the dreaded virus......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2021

Advocates push for children’s mental health wellness

Rights advocates and child psychology experts pointed this out, underscoring the importance of ensuring and promoting children’s mental health amid the pandemic in the recent webinar organized by the Children’s Rehabilitation Center The post Advocates push for children’s mental health wellness appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJul 17th, 2021

Vaccines’ transfer to pol’s house: Parallel probe sought

Northern Samar Gov. Edwin Ongchuan has ordered the provincial health office to look into the alleged transfer of 15 doses of COVID-19 vaccines from the provincial vaccination center to the house of an unnamed politician......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 15th, 2021

12.4K more doses of Covid-19 vax arrive in Bicol

LEGAZPI CITY – Some 2,400 doses of Sputnik V and 10,000 doses of Sinovac vaccines arrived on Tuesday at the Legazpi City Domestic Airport, the Department of Health (DOH) in Bicol said. In a report posted on social media, DOH-Bicol said the vaccines were packed in nine boxes and arrived on board a Philippine Air Lines […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolperyodikoRelated NewsJul 14th, 2021

Sorsogon guv questions vax allocation in Bicol

By Connie Calipay LEGAZPI CITY – Sorsogon Governor Francis Escudero on Sunday questioned health authorities in Bicol on the allocation of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccines, noting that some areas are given more than the others. In a statement posted on social media, he urged the Department of Health-Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD) in the region to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolperyodikoRelated NewsJul 14th, 2021

Mental health advocates Iza and Shamaine remember loved ones with MMK episode

Award-winning actresses Iza Calzado and Shamaine Buencamino remembered their loved ones who passed on due to mental illness, as they star in the upcoming Maalaala Mo Kaya’s My Two Mothers episode......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 13th, 2021

Lapu running short of vaccines again

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The Lapu-Lapu City Government has only around 1,000 doses of  COVID-19 vaccines left. This was confirmed by Lapu-Lapu City Health Department (LCHD) head Dr. Agnes Realiza, who said the said supply is expected to last until Wednesday, July 14, 2021. She said that these Sinovac vaccines are utilized for the first dose of […] The post Lapu running short of vaccines again appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 13th, 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

DOH: Used vials a means to stop illegal vax sale

The Department of Health (DOH) said Sunday that vaccination teams in local government units were conducting "reverse logistics" to keep track of its inventory of COVID-19 vaccines, amid reports of unlawful sale of COVID-19 vaccines......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 11th, 2021

16M more doses arriving this month& mdash;Health exec

The Philippines expects to receive 16 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines this month, of which more than 3 million have already arrived in the last few days, an official said Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 11th, 2021

Vaccination rate lowest in BARMM

Logistics issues have affected the delivery and storage of COVID-19 vaccines in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, making it the region with the lowest vaccination rate, according to the Department of Health......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 10th, 2021

ECQ for 2-4 weeks Feasible?

             The World Health Executive said that the Delta variant is becoming dominant. Hence, the need to prevent the entry of this variant in the country while vaccination from A-1 to A-4 have yet to be completed due to lack of vaccines and reluctance of some Filipinos to get vaccinated for varying reasons.              Surge […].....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 7th, 2021

At least 400 CCPO personnel to receive COVID-19 vaccines soon

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) expects to vaccinate at least 400 personnel soon as the Department of Health in Central Visayas has approved their request for COVID-19 vaccines. This after 26 police officers of CCPO received their first dose of Sinovac vaccine on Monday, July 5 in DOH-7. From the […] The post At least 400 CCPO personnel to receive COVID-19 vaccines soon appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 6th, 2021

No vax rollout in Cebu City on July 7 until further notice

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Cebu City has been paused once again. Councilor Dave Tumulak on Tuesday, July 6, confirmed that the city has used up all of its 14,920 doses of COVID-19 vaccines recently allocated by the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7). As a result, Tumulak said there […] The post No vax rollout in Cebu City on July 7 until further notice appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 6th, 2021

DOST waiting for WHO protocol on vaccine trials

The Department of Science and Technology is still waiting for the final protocol from the World Health Organization (WHO) to begin the Philippine Solidarity Vaccine Trials that aim to look for candidate COVID-19 vaccines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2021

Mandauehanons urged to get jabbed with arrival of additional vaccines

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The Mandaue City Health Office (CHO) is encouraging residents to get themselves vaccinated against COVID-19 especially with the arrival of another 3,000 doses of Sinovac vaccines. Subangdaku Barangay Captain Ernie Manatad, vaccine czar, said the city received the vaccines yesterday and would mean that the city’s vaccination will continue since the […] The post Mandauehanons urged to get jabbed with arrival of additional vaccines appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 1st, 2021