Sinovac not for frontliners, OK for emergency use

Sinovac not for frontliners, OK for emergency use.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: pep pepFeb 23rd, 2021

PNP vaccine allocation increased

At least 1,020 medical frontliners of the Philippine National Police have been vaccinated against COVID-19 as of yesterday as the government increased its allocation to the PNP of the vaccines developed by Sinovac Biotech of China......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Cebu Vaccination Starts Today

The vaccination program against COVID-19 in Cebu will start today, according to IATF-Visayas Chief Implementor Melquiades Feliciano. The Sinovac vaccine from China arrived at the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) on Tuesday, March 2. 14,000 doses of vaccine is intended for health workers and frontliners. In Cebu City, the local government is planning to purchase […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

COVID-19 frontliners elated as Sinovac jabs arrive in BARMM

The vaccines that arrived Thursday are intended for 1,400 frontliners in Maguindanao, 972 in Lanao del Sur, 287 in Basilan, 1,032 in Sulu and 518 in Tawi-Tawi......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

National experts recommend use of Sinovac jab for health workers

In a briefing, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said members of the NITAG and the department’s Technical Advisory Group have concluded that the Sinovac vaccine known as CoronaVac is safe and will be “beneficial” to medical frontliners......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 26th, 2021

Health technology assessment sought for Sinovac

After securing emergency use authorization, China’s Sinovac jab needs to undergo technical assessment and evaluation prior to vaccination, according to the Healthcare Professionals Alliance Against COVID-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2021

Half empty, half full

A Palace spokesman this week defended the emergency use authorization (EUA) issued to the COVID-19 vaccine made by China’s Sinovac, CoronaVac, saying it had met World Health Organization (WHO) standards......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2021

Sinovac exec says vaccines may arrive this week

With the Food and Drug Administration having issued emergency use authorization, Sinovac Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccines may arrive in the Philippines within the week, Sinovac general manager Helen Yang said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2021

Rama willing to be inoculated with Sinovac

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Vice Mayor Michael Rama said he is now willing to be vaccinated with the China-made vaccine Sinovac, which has now been granted an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Rama previously said in his statement of support to the country’s vaccination program that he […] The post Rama willing to be inoculated with Sinovac appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2021

Duterte, top officials can now try Sinovac

The Food and Drug Administration granted yesterday, just before the targeted start of the mass vaccination rollout, an emergency use authorization for the coronavirus vaccine developed by the Chinese pharmaceutical firm Sinovac......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 23rd, 2021

Philippines OKs Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

Sinovac had a lower efficacy rate of 50.4% among health care workers exposed to COVID-19 patients......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2021

FDA still waiting for Sinovac data

There is still no emergency use authorization for China’s Sinovac Biotech with two days left prior to the expected arrival of the COVID vaccines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2021

Sinovac jabs arrive February 23; slight delay for Pfizer

The Sinovac Biotech Ltd. coronavirus vaccines donated by Beijing will arrive on Feb. 23 even if there is still no emergency use authority from the Food and Drug Administration, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. yesterday told the Senate committee on finance......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2021

China s Sinovac applies for emergency use for COVID-19 vaccine

Sinovac Biotech Ltd. applied Wednesday for emergency use approval of its coronavirus vaccine, but the Food and Drug Administration said that it needs to submit additional requirements......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Sinovac to get emergency use approval – Galvez

Sinovac to get emergency use approval – Galvez.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsJan 13th, 2021

2 Chinese drugmakers may seek emergency use of COVID-19 vaccines in Philippines

Ambassador Chito Sta. Romana noted that Sinopharm has secured approval for general use in China while Sinovac is expected to hear from Chinese authorities this month,.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 4th, 2021

Duterte signs order granting active hazard pay to COVID-19 frontliners

Administrative Order 35 authorized the grant of active hazard duty pay to health workers serving in the frontlines during the state of national emergency. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 16th, 2020

Cebu City to be under lockdown again?

CEBU CITY — A lockdown may be imposed here again after a slight increase in new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases were recorded in the past three days, the chief of the city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) said Thursday.           City Councilor Joel Garganera said that from Nov. 9 to 11, there were more new cases than recoveries which may lead to another lockdown before the month ends.           “If this trend will continue, then it’s not isolated and that before the end of the month, we will lock down,” Garganera said.           The city recorded 13 new cases last Tuesday and another 28 last Wednesday, increasing the active cases to 131 as of Thursday.           “This data serves as a warning. Our government, the police, the barangays, and frontliners can only do so much. We need the cooperation of the entire populace. If other first world countries, with much superior health services, experienced second wave, lockdowns, how much more us. What good will be our gains if the few continue to violate our health protocols,” Garganera said.           The councilor lamented that mass gatherings have also become common in the past few days even if the city remains under general community quarantine.            Garganera said the EOC has received reports that some people are renting houses as venues for parties.           “People tend to relax. There were mass gatherings and parties. Some people are renting houses or these Airbnb and hold parties there,” said Garganera.           “This is very alarming. If the cases continue to increase we might implement a lockdown. This is a warning because a lot are no longer complying with the health protocols,” said Garganera.           Garganera said the EOC will be meeting with the police so that stricter implementation of health protocols will be imposed.           “Though the positivity rate is way below the WHO (World Health Organization) threshold which is five percent but if people tend to be not mindful of the health protocols, we will be surprised that we will celebrate Christmas under ECQ (enhanced community quarantine)......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsNov 12th, 2020

No conditions in China’s move to prioritize PH as vaccine recipient — Sta. Romana

China has not imposed any condition when it included the Philippines as among the priority nations to gain access to its potential coronavirus vaccine, according to a Filipino diplomat. Amb. Jose Santiago Sta. Romana Philippine Ambassador to China Jose Santiago Sta. Romana said China instead reminded the country to prepare its cold storage facilities amid the highly anticipated breakthrough in vaccine development. China will hopefully announce its mass production of the coronavirus vaccine before the end of the year or early next year, Sta. Romana said during an online Palace press briefing. “Hopefully, mass production and distribution will happen in the near future, as early as November and December in terms of production. And it will depend on our capability to receive the vaccines in terms of our facilities, in terms of distribution,” he said.  “The prospects are bright in terms of a breakthrough in vaccine,” he added. Sta. Romana made clear that the cold storage facilities for the potential COVID-19 vaccines are not conditions set by China but simply a reminder to ensure effective distribution of the vaccine.  “It’s just a reminder that if you get the vaccine and you don’t have cold chain storage, then it’s useless so you have to prepare,” he said, citing information from Chinese drug companies.  He said even if the Philippines is in the “priority list,” the distribution of the vaccine will be a challenge. He said the vaccines must be stored in “freezing conditions” to keep its efficacy.  “If exposed to tropical weather or to normal weather conditions, the vaccine could lose its effectiveness,” he said.So far, Sta. Romana said the vaccines being developed by Chinese pharmaceutical firms have entered phase 3 of the clinical trials. One of the potential vaccines have been approved for emergency use for health workers and other government frontliners. “The Chinese will make an announcement in the near future and then they’ll start their mass production. And once there is the mass production, then I think there will be distribution. Hopefully, before the end of the year; but surely by the first quarter of next year,” he said.  Asked if China has imposed any condition on the Philippines in exchange for the vaccine supply, Sta. Romana said: “No, not at all. Actually, we’re the ones, our condition is that it should pass our local requirements.” When asked if Beijing has pledged the amount of vaccines and if these will be given to Manila for free, Sta. Romana said the matter would entail more discussion. “I cannot give you a definitive answer right now but definitely in terms of number, you know, how they will do it kasi it depends on the—they’re talking of hundreds of millions in terms of production dito sa China. So, the question is iyong distribution and deployment,” he said. “They’re preparing their manufacturing facilities for the mass production of vaccines the moment approval is announced,” he added. Budget Secretary Wendel Avisado has assured that the government has funds that will be needed for the establishment of the cold storage facilities for the coronavirus vaccines. “Surely, as the sun rises in the east, there will be funds for that because the President will never allow that we will run short of the requirements to make sure that we have the storage facilities for all of these vaccines,” he said in the same online press conference. Last week, President Duterte expressed confidence about the safety of the vaccines being developed by China, citing the Asian neighbor is a modern country. He said the government has funds for the vaccine purchase, adding he was just waiting for China or Russia to contact him. “I’d be glad to open up my sleeves because I am confident with their vaccine,” he added......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsOct 22nd, 2020

Good morning Cotabato

Early to rise, early to catch the sun rise in Cotabato City on Saturday, 15 August 2020. On Sunday, the city will be back to “No Movement Sunday” where the only persons authorized to leave their homes are frontliners or emergency cases and only drugstores will be allowed to open, in a bid to control […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsAug 15th, 2020

Barangay evicts frontliners from hotel

Officials from Barangay 13 in Legazpi City rushed to a hotel to confront its management on why they allowed medical frontliners to be staying in the hotel without the knowledge of the barangay or its Health Emergency Response Team. A certain Irvin Sandia, indicating himself as an emergency room nurse at the Bicol Regional Training […] The post Barangay evicts frontliners from hotel appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 20th, 2020