Health workers to get vaccine doses from Sinovac

Health workers to get vaccine doses from Sinovac.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: pep pepJan 12th, 2021

Vaccine passport dapat ibigay nang libre ng DOH – Poe

Manila, Philippines – Hiniling ni Senador Grace Poe sa Department of Health (DOH) na mag-isyu ng standard vaccine certificate na ipamimigay nang libre sa nabakunahan upang makatulong sa mabilis na pagbabalik sa trabaho ng overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) na nawalan ng hanapbuhay sanhi ng pandemya. Sa kanyang manipestasyon sa ginanap na ikatlong pagdinig ng Senate […] The post Vaccine passport dapat ibigay nang libre ng DOH – Poe appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021

Vaccine facts vs. spins

Published reports on the 50-percent efficacy of the government-favored Sinovac Biotech’s vaccine has alarmed several lawmakers, patient groups, and health sector professionals, fueling a now raging issue in both mainstream and social media......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

Government taps health care workers to promote vaccine confidence

To promote public confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine, the government has sought the assistance of health care workers nationwide......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 17th, 2021

China to donate 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to PH — Palace

Malacañang said Saturday that the Chinese government will donate 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to the Philippines as the two countries reaffirmed ties and cooperation against the pandemic. Chinese State Counselor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (DFA OFFICIAL TWITTER ACCOUNT/ MANILA BULLETIN) The Office of the President (OP) made the statement as Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Affairs Minister Wang Yi made a 40-minute courtesy call to President Duterte in Malacañang Saturday. In a statement, the OP said that Wang assured Duterte of China’s commitment to support the Philippines’ efforts to combat COVID-19, a disease that originated in Wuhan, China. “He (Wang) announced that China will donate 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to the Philippines. He likewise affirmed China’s resolve to do everything to ensure that vaccines become a global good,” Malacañang said. According to Malacañang, Duterte lauded the continued high-level engagement between the Philippines and China even amid the pandemic and stressed the importance of both sides delivering on the promises of the Comprehensive Strategic Cooperation. Duterte stressed that cooperation on public health must be strengthened, particularly access to safe and effective vaccines, to safeguard the health of the people and in order to hasten the economic recovery of both nations and their neighboring countries. “The recovery of nations… sits on the back of stronger economies,” Duterte told Wang. “China plays a very key role in reviving our region’s economy. Let us do all we can to revive economic activities between the Philippines and China,” he added. Malacañang said that Duterte thanked China for its continuing support and cooperation in the country’s fight against COVID-19 in terms of medical equipment and supplies and sharing of experiences and expertise as well as in the repatriation of Filipinos. Economic cooperation Wang declared that China will continue to support the Philippines’ recovery through enhanced economic cooperation. He likewise reiterated his country’s determination to complete pending infrastructure projects. The Palace said that Wang underscored China’s commitment under President Xi Jinping to work closely with the Philippines to sustain the positive trajectory of the valued and special bilateral relations. At the start of his presidency in 2016, Duterte has expressed his desire to build stronger relations with China — even temporarily setting aside the country’s victory over the West Philippine Sea in The Hague to make it happen......»»

Category: newsSource: 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

Zamboanga City secures 410,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine

(MindaNews/ 16 January) — Zamboanga City has signed a multilateral agreement with AstraZeneca to procure 410,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco announced earlier this week. Dr. Dulce Amor Miravite, Zamboanga City Health Officer, told MindaNews that 205,000 residents out of the city’s projected 2021 population of population of 992,423 can be covered […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJan 17th, 2021

& lsquo;Sinovac buy still up in air& rsquo;

Amid mounting criticism of the decision to buy the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said the procurement of 25 million of doses of the Chinese product was not yet a done deal......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 16th, 2021

Duterte takes full responsibility for vaccine acquisition amid Sinovac concerns

President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday night defended his government's decision to buy 25 million doses of a Chinese-made vaccine with an uncertain efficacy rate, telling the public that he would take full responsibility for any blunders in the national vaccination program......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Choosy? People have the right to demand ‘most effective’ vaccine

"When it comes to public health and public funds, it is right and just for the people to be 'choosy' to make sure that government will procure the most number of doses to be able to vaccinate more people using the vaccine that is most cost-efficient and effective." The post Choosy? People have the right to demand ‘most effective’ vaccine appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJan 13th, 2021

Sinovac vaccines to be used on health workers

Sinovac vaccines to be used on health workers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsJan 12th, 2021

Baguio signs deal with AstraZeneca to vaccinate 70 percent of its population

BAGUIO CITY –– Mayor Benjamin Magalong on Sunday signed a deal with British pharmaceutical AstraZeneca for vaccine doses good for 70 percent of the city’s 350,000 population. The arrangement was part of a tripartite agreement between the company, the Department of Health, and the National Task Force on Emerging and Re-emerging Disease. Magalong earlier announced […] The post Baguio signs deal with AstraZeneca to vaccinate 70 percent of its population appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 11th, 2021

Brazil private clinics seek deal for Indian Covid vaccine

A Brazilian association of private health clinics said Sunday it was negotiating with Indian pharmaceutical firm Bharat Biotech to buy five million doses of its Covid-19 vaccine, which India has just authorized for emergency use......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 4th, 2021

US Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris nabakunaha na kontra Covid-19

  Tumanggap na ng Covid-19 vaccine si US Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris. Ang pag-administer ng bakuna ay ginawa kay Harris sa United Medical Center. Ibinahagi ni Harris sa kaniyang Twitter ang larawan ng kaniyang pagpapabakuna. Ayon kay Harris nagpapasalamat siya sa mga health care workers, scientists, at researchers na nasa likod ng pagkakaroon na ng […] The post US Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris nabakunaha na kontra Covid-19 appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 30th, 2020

Jordan to get 1 million Pfizer vaccine doses: health minister

Jordan has ordered one million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech novel coronavirus vaccine, with the first shipment expected at the end of January or early February, the health minister said Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 29th, 2020

Solons question government preference for Sinovac vaccine

Two lawmakers on Saturday questioned the government's preference for China's Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine when its reported efficacy rate is just 50 percent or way below the World Health Organization's “preferred efficacy” of at least 70 percent......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 26th, 2020

DOH defends Sinovac vaccine’s efficacy rate

The Department of Health defended Sinovac Biotech Ltd.’s coronavirus vaccine amid mounting criticism on the government’s continued keenness to buy the shot despite it only being 50% effective according to late-stage trials in Brazil......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 26th, 2020

Too many chiefs

For the nth time, Malacanang gave Health Secretary Francisco Duque a pass. Lucky guy. Maybe the Palace is right that what happened with the Pfizer vaccine is no big deal. What does it matter if the vaccine is delayed for six months? It only means that the virus will kill more Filipinos. Did the effort to procure 10 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine for January 2021 fail because Secretary Duque dropped the ball? Duque denies it and vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez is insisting that there is no fiasco because the negotiations are still on......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 25th, 2020

Stanline Hospital Rollout Frontline Doctors Protest Botched Vaccine After Apology

Authorities on this Stanford University Medical Center apologized on Friday by residents and other health care workers after border workers were tugged from behind........»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 19th, 2020

Duque& rsquo;s consistency

We learned this week that the Philippines would have had the opportunity to get our hands on 10 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19 as early as next month if only the Health Secretary acted with urgency on the administrative requirements of the arrangement with the United States government......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 19th, 2020

‘Missed deal for Pfizer vaccine tragic, criminal’

It was “tragic and to an extent criminal” on the part of health officials to miss an opportunity to get 10 million doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine by January just because of their slow action, Sen. Grace Poe said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 18th, 2020