Sinovac to get emergency use approval – Galvez

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

Category: newsSource: cnnphilippines cnnphilippinesJan 13th, 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

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

& 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 News13 hr. 8 min. ago

No forcing of Sinovac vaccine for Cebu City residents

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City residents will not be forced to be inoculated with the China-made Sinovac vaccine. This was the assurance of Mayor Edgardo Labella who said that although vaccines will be allotted for the city as promised by vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez, Jr., the residents cannot be forced to be inoculated […] The post No forcing of Sinovac vaccine for Cebu City residents appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2021

PH emergency use approval sought for Indian firm s COVID vaccine

Local vaccine retailer Family Vaccine & Specialty Clinics (FVSC) will file for emergency use authorization (EUA) for Covaxin in the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 7th, 2021

AstraZeneca applies for COVID-19 vaccine emergency use in Philippines

The development brings the number of vaccine manufacturers seeking regulators' approval to two, following Pfizer which submitted theirs in late December......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 6th, 2021

US FDA panel endorses Moderna

A panel of experts on Thursday voted to recommend emergency approval of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine, paving the way for six million doses to start shipping as soon as this weekend......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 18th, 2020

Sinovac first to deliver vaccines

The bulk of the COVID-19 vaccines procured by the government will arrive in the country by the third quarter of 2021, National Task Force chief implementer Carlito Galvez Jr. said Wednesday evening......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 16th, 2020

Choosing a vaccine a political decision?

Just when we thought the British-Swedish pharma firm AstraZeneca has stolen a march on its rivals, vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said Monday a bigger delivery of 25 million doses is due in March from Sinovac Biotech of China......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 16th, 2020

EDITORIAL - Emergency approval

Aware of the regulatory constraints faced by the government, the private sector has pitched in and worked out an initial procurement of 2.5 million doses of the COVID vaccine developed by British pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca together with the University of Oxford......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 4th, 2020

Philippines to allow emergency use of COVID-19 drugs, vaccines

The move is seen to shorten regulatory approval for the use of vaccines that would prevent COVID-19 infections and drugs that would treat them......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2020

FDA seeks Duterte OK for emergency use of COVID-19 vaccines

MANILA, Philippines — Health authorities are seeking the approval of President Rodrigo Duterte to allow the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to grant emergency use authorization (EUA) to coronavirus vaccines that will be made available in the country. In a televised press briefing Thursday, FDA Director-General Eric Domingo said Duterte has a “positive response” to the […] The post FDA seeks Duterte OK for emergency use of COVID-19 vaccines appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 19th, 2020

US grants emergency approval to Lilly COVID-19 antibodies

The US Food and Drug Administration on Monday granted emergency approval to a synthetic antibody treatment against COVID-19 developed by Eli Lilly after the drug was shown to reduce the risk of hospitalization and emergency room visits......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 10th, 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

LSIs urged to get PCG approval before buying tickets

CEBU CITY, Philippine –To avoid inconvenience, Cebu City Councilor Joel Garaganera, the Emergency Operations Center czar, urges Locally Stranded Individuals (LSI) to get the Philippine Coast Guard‘s (PCG) approval prior to buying their tickets. Every local government unit (LGU) has different requirements for LSIs coming home and the PCG has to go through these requirements before […] The post LSIs urged to get PCG approval before buying tickets appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 18th, 2020

Pro boxing next in line to get approval to resume training

  BY WAYLON GALVEZ      Boxing is next in the line that would be allowed to resume training by the government and veteran local trainer Edito Villamor considers it pleasant news. “Kung mapapayagan, e talagang good news yan,” said Villamor, one of the five trainers of the Cebu-based Ala Boxing Promotions. “Matagal tagal na […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJul 27th, 2020

16K LSIs waiting for approval of travel authority applications

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There are 16,000 locally stranded individuals (LSI) who are either waiting to come home to Cebu City or waiting to leave Cebu City. This was revealed by Councilor Joel Garganera, the deputy chief implementor for Emergency Operation Centers (EOC) of the Interagency Task Force (IATF) in Cebu City. He said that […] The post 16K LSIs waiting for approval of travel authority applications appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 15th, 2020

Senate OKs on 3rd reading bill allowing school opening after August

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate has approved on third and final reading a measure that would allow the President to move the opening of classes beyond August during times of emergency. The bill’s approval comes amid concerns from officials and the public about the Aug. 24 schedule of the opening of classes, which may be […] The post Senate OKs on 3rd reading bill allowing school opening after August appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2020

World Bank OKs $100 million Philippines loan

The World Bank has announced approval of a fresh $100-million loan for the Philippines’ COVID-19 Emergency Response Project, specifically to help the country address the urgent needs of the healthcare sector......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2020

Testing center bubuksan ng Marikina kahit hindi pa aprub ng DOH

BUBUKSAN na ng Marikina City government ang testing center nito para sa coronavirus disease 2019 kahit na wala pa itong approval mula sa Department of Health. Iginiit ni Marikina Mayor Marcy Teodoro ang local autonomy at General Welfare Clause kapag mayroong public health emergency na ibinibigay ng batas sa mga lokal na pamahalaan. “Idemanda na […] The post Testing center bubuksan ng Marikina kahit hindi pa aprub ng DOH appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 14th, 2020