PH athletes to get 1,200 vaccine doses in May, June

National athletes preparing for the Tokyo Olympics and the Southeast Asian Games will be vaccinated in May and June......»»

Category: sportsSource: thestandard thestandardApr 19th, 2021

Vaccine expiry not an issue – mayors

AstraZeneca’s COVID vaccine doses would be consumed long before they expire in June and July, according to Mayors Toby Tiangco of Navotas and Lino Cayetano of Taguig......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 15th, 2021

Vaccine czar: 1.5 million AstraZeneca doses to be administered by June 15

"We can manage that, considering that our daily inoculation right now is 83,000 and it will increase over the days," Galvez said in Filipino......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 13th, 2021

DoH assures no jab wasted

The Department of Health (DoH) on Wednesday assured that no AstraZeneca coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine from the two million doses donated by the World Health Organization (WHO) will be wasted. The vaccines were donated by WHO through its COVAX-led global facility, of which 1.5 million doses are set to expire in June while the other […] The post DoH assures no jab wasted appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 12th, 2021

June vaccine rollout for economic front liners eyed

About 1.5 million economic front liners, composed of workers from private entities, may be inoculated in June, Presidential Adviser on Entrepreneurship Secretary Joey Concepcion said, Tuesday. This, after AstraZeneca has confirmed that the delivery of the first batch of some 1.5 million doses of the said vaccines in the first week of June, which will […] The post June vaccine rollout for economic front liners eyed appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 27th, 2021

Covax details rollout of 238M vaccine doses

Pakistan, Nigeria and Indonesia will be among the biggest recipients of free Covid-19 vaccines before June -- more than 10 million doses each -- the Covax scheme announced Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 3rd, 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

Sports leagues seek return to play but with no guarantees

By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer With no games being played, recent sports headlines have centered around hopes and dreams — namely, the uncharted path leagues and teams must navigate to return to competition in the wake of the pandemic. Virtually all leagues talk publicly about their desire to return before summer. But behind closed doors, they are hatching different potential plans: all 30 baseball teams playing in Arizona; home run contests to decide tie games; the Stanley Cup being hoisted in an empty arena that neither team calls home; end-of-season soccer standings decided by vote; college football games in spring. Over the past week, The Associated Press spoke to more than two dozen policymakers, coaches and players across the globe to get their candid assessments of plans to return from the stoppages caused by the coronavirus. The conclusion: While it’s critical to put optimistic restart scenarios in place, there is no certainty any of these plans will work without buy-in from politicians and an OK from players and medical experts. Underpinning it all would have to be a drastic ramp-up in testing, a vaccine or treatment breakthrough, or some other solution. In short, the return of any sports, no matter how innovative the plan, will be risky and uncertain for the rest of this year and into 2021. “It’s not about 22 players walking onto a pitch and throwing a ball out,” said FIFA Vice President Victor Montagliani, whose concerns about restarting soccer mirror those of all sports worldwide. The organizers of the Olympics were among the last to postpone their event, then among the first to set a new date – exactly 52 weeks after the original July 24 cauldron lighting had been scheduled. The decision to reschedule for a date 15 months down the road came just before an unexpected spike in cases hit Japan. The worry that followed underscored the many open questions about the arc of the outbreak. “I think everyone’s probably working on multiple options. It’s ’If this, then what?'” said Tim Hinchey, the CEO of USA Swimming, the sport's governing body in the United States. Virtually all the big-time team sports are coming up with scenarios to play games with no fans in the stands. The Washington Post reported that while the NFL is publicly committed to its usual kickoff date in September, it is looking into contingencies that include shortening the season or playing in front of half-full or empty stadiums. College athletic directors have come up with a half-dozen or more scenarios for football season, including, according to Oklahoma's Joe Castiglione, a scenario in which part of the season would be played in spring. One theme gaining wide acceptance: If it's not safe enough for students to return to school or attend games, then athletes shouldn't be asked to return either. Without the millions from football, all college sports are in peril. NASCAR, which has been holding virtual races, has given teams a tentative schedule under which the season would resume May 24 without fans. The NHL has drawn up plans that include resuming the season this summer, going directly to the playoffs and/or playing games in empty arenas in neutral-site cities. The PGA Tour announced a mid-June restart and meshed its schedule with the already reworked majors calendar. In a nod to the precariousness of it all, Andy Pazder, the tour’s chief officer of tournaments and competition, said if events cannot be held in compliance with health regulations, then “we will not do anything.” That's also where the NBA appears to be for now. The league that got in front of the coronavirus pandemic first, calling off games on March 11, is in a holding pattern. Most of the league’s conversations center on how to resume the season, not whether to cancel it. In Australia, ambitious plans to resume play in the National Rugby League by the end of May got shot down by Prime Minister Scott Morrison. England’s Premier League also says it wants to finish its season but would only do so “with the full support of the government” and when “medical guidance allows.” Meanwhile, in Scotland, a wild round of voting has already taken place to decide whether to lock in standings for leagues there and get ready for next season. Major League Baseball in the U.S. is talking about bringing all 30 teams to Maricopa County, Arizona, for a regular season at spring training sites. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the infectious disease expert who has been calling for restraint in resuming any normal activities, offered a glimmer of hope when he suggested sports could conceivably return. He suggested no fans in arenas and constant testing for the players, who would likely need to be quarantined in hotels for weeks or months. Not all the players are on board. “I’m going to go four or five months without seeing my kid when it’s born? I can tell you right now that’s not going to happen,” Ryan Zimmerman of the Nationals wrote in a diary for AP. Zimmerman’s third child is due in June. Whether Zimmerman shows or not, baseball could be a vastly different game if it returns in 2020. Some other ideas floated include wrapping up the season in December, scheduling a multitude of doubleheaders with seven-inning games and quickly deciding ties with home run derbies. Yet for all those scenarios, nobody's quite sure what will happen if, despite all the precautions, an outbreak hits a team. Could one positive test eviscerate an entire season? Before setting anything in motion, all the leagues are waiting for a consensus to emerge from government and health experts, to say nothing of players and owners. Right now, Montagliani said, "the paramount skill set required from us is risk management and nothing else.” ___ Reporting by AP Sports Writers Doug Ferguson, Jenna Fryer, Rob Harris, Stephen Wade, Ron Blum, Steve Douglas, Ben Walker, Dennis Passa, Stephen Whyno, Tim Reynolds, Brian Mahoney, Howard Fendrich, Ben Walker, Rob Maaddi, Ralph Russo, Larry Lage......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 19th, 2020

World body opposes ‘vaccine tourism’

Developed economies are asked to refrain from using their surplus of vaccines to attract tourists to visit their countries, as this may risk the recovery of travel in developing nations struggling to purchase doses......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 17th, 2021

Philippines to sign term sheet for 40M Pfizer vaccines on Friday

The Philippines on Friday will sign a term sheet with Pfizer for the procurement of 40 million doses of the coronavirus shot it developed with BioNTech, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 14th, 2021

2.2 million more doses of Pfizer vaccine arriving

The Philippines is expecting an additional 2.2 million Pfizer vaccine doses from the COVAX Facility before the month ends, National Task Force chief implementer and vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 13th, 2021

COVAX to send 2.2 million more Pfizer doses by end-May — Galvez

Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said the Philippines will be getting 2.2 million more doses of Pfizer by end of the month......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 13th, 2021

More doses of AstraZeneca vaccines for Mandaue health workers arrive

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu—The Mandaue City Government received 700 more doses of AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccines from the Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Subangdaku Barangay Captain Ernie Manatad, the chairman of the city’s COVID-19 vaccine board, said the new batch of AZ vaccines are the second doses of the medical […] The post More doses of AstraZeneca vaccines for Mandaue health workers arrive appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 12th, 2021

2M vaccine doses to be used before expiration

2M vaccine doses to be used before expiration.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsMay 12th, 2021

EDITORIAL - Vaccine green lane?

BioNTech, the German partner of US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer in the development of the world’s groundbreaking COVID vaccine, has finalized a deal to set up its Southeast Asian vaccine production hub in Singapore. BioNTech expects the facility to be operational by 2023, producing “several hundreds of millions” of mRNA-based vaccine doses a year......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 11th, 2021

Metro Manila to get 500K more doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 jabs

A quarter or 501,600 of the more than two million AstraZeneca vaccine doses that arrived in the country over the weekend will be distributed in Metro Manila, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said in a briefing......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 10th, 2021

Karatekas to gain French entry

The wait is finally over Karate Pilipinas Sports Federation president Ricky Lim has confirmed receiving an email from the French consul in Istanbul for an appointment today to clear the way for four athletes with pending visa applications to compete in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Paris on June 11-13......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 10th, 2021

2 million more AstraZeneca vaccine doses arrive in Phl

The Philippines on Saturday received over two million doses of anti-coronavirus vaccine developed by British-Swedish company AstraZeneca, raising the country’s total stockpile to 7.5 million doses. The third batch of AstraZeneca’s shots from the global vaccine-sharing pool COVAX Facility arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport around 12:50 p.m. via commercial flight SQ 0910. According […] The post 2 million more AstraZeneca vaccine doses arrive in Phl appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 8th, 2021

2M more doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 shot arrive in Philippines

Two million more doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine from the World Health Organization-led COVAX facility arrived Saturday afternoon in the Philippines, bringing the total number of vaccine doses in the country to around 7.5 million......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 8th, 2021

Duterte ‘sorry,’ returns Sinopharm jabs to China

MANILA, Philippines — In a rare response to public criticism, President Rodrigo Duterte admitted it was wrong to get himself inoculated with the Sinopharm vaccine and ordered the return of the remainder of the 1,000 doses donated by China. The President, however, will still get his second shot of the vaccine as one dose will […] The post Duterte ‘sorry,’ returns Sinopharm jabs to China appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 7th, 2021

1.3 million AstraZeneca doses for private sector to arrive in June — Concepcion

Presidential adviser Joey Concepcion said close to a 100 companies will be covered by the delivery of the first batch......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 4th, 2021