Sinovac vaccines to be used on health workers

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

Category: newsSource: cnnphilippines cnnphilippinesJan 12th, 2021

Health workers to get vaccine doses from Sinovac

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

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsJan 12th, 2021

Galvez: Early rollout of vaccines through COVAX facility seen by February

Under COVAX, COVID-19 vaccines will be initially delivered equally to all participating countries, initially prioritizing health care workers then expanding to cover 20% of the population......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 11th, 2021

1.76 million health workers will be first to get COVID-19 vaccines

In a briefing, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the country’s 1.76 million health workers are the priority for COVID-19 vaccination......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 7th, 2020

US, Europe develop vaccine plans with approval likely soon

The United States and Europe on Tuesday fleshed out plans to administer Covid-19 vaccines as soon as they gain approval, with a US panel recommending that health care workers and nursing home residents be given top priority......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2020

Health workers, nursing home residents should get vaccines first: US panel

Washington, United States—Health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities should be prioritized in the first phase of Covid-19 vaccinations, an advisory committee of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday, December 1, 2020. The panel voted overwhelmingly in favor of the non-binding recommendations for “Phase 1a” of distribution to states […] The post Health workers, nursing home residents should get vaccines first: US panel appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2020

Which Americans will get the Covid vaccine first?

Washington, United States—The Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines could be approved in a matter of weeks, but who in the United States will get them first? A high level panel of US experts on Tuesday voted that health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities should be prioritized in the first phase. “I believe […] The post Which Americans will get the Covid vaccine first? appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2020

Phl trials with Sino ‘cure’ eyed

The Philippine government eyes to start clinical trials against COVID-19 with Chinese vaccines by the end of December depending on the flow of their application, the Department of Science and Technology (DoST) announced on Friday. DoST-Philippine Council for Health Research and Development Executive Director Dr. Jaime Montoya said this came after both Sinovac Biotech and […] The post Phl trials with Sino ‘cure’ eyed appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 27th, 2020

Frontliners, security forces get vaccine priority

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III confirmed yesterday that the priorities for the coronavirus vaccines are health workers and frontliners from the Department of Education and Department of Social Welfare and Development......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated 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

Poor, sick Filipinos to get free virus vaccines

President Duterte on Friday said that the anti-COVID 19 vaccines will be free and that poor and sick Filipinos will be the priority recipients. (Keith Bacongco/ MANILA BULLETI) In a taped public address,  Duterte said that COVID-19 vaccines will be free for Filipinos and that the priority recipients would be the ones who are receiving cash aid from the government and the sick people. He said that while some may take advantage of the free vaccine, he vowed to go after the people who will try to make a profit out of them. The Chief Executibe threatened to kill these profiteers. “Maraming palusot na nagpapabili, na humihingi ang the worst baka maghingi pa ng bayad. Mapatay talaga kita. T***, totoo (A lot may want to buy them, ask for them, or worst, sell it. I might kill you if you that, really),” he said. “Puntahan kita doon. Baka akala mo. Bababa ako dito, puntahan kita (You might think you’ll get off easily. I’ll go down there and hunt you down),” he added. Duterte  admired China for stating publicly that the Philippines will be one of the first countries to receive COVID-19 vaccines once they are complete. According to the President, once the country gets its hands on vaccines, it will be the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) who will supervise while medical professionals and health care workers administer the vaccines. “This will remove partisan, favoritism; this will remove petty corruption… However you do it, I don’t care. I just want a unified monitoring pati supervising authority, and that is the military,” Duterte said. “I know what you should be doing. I do not have to tell you about it. Must be under the general supervision and monitoring of the military,” he added. In his promise to vaccinate every Filipino, Duterte said he may even allow members of the New People’s Army (NPA) to receive the vaccine if they behave. “We intend to vaccinate every Filipino for that matter. That’s quite a big number, actually. So in the provinces, gawin ko rin (I’ll also do it),” he said. “Yung mga NPA, pabakunahan ko ba (Should I vaccinate the NPA)? If you stop fighting for a while during the period, or until December because my soldiers would be busy monitoring, supervising, huwag lang ninyong galawin, puwede kayong sumali, pumila doon (you can queue up and get vaccinated),” he added. China, the origin of COVID-19, had earlier announced that the Philippines is a priority recipient of the COVID-19 vaccine it is developing after Duterte revealed in his fifth State -of -the- Nation Address (SONA) last Monday that he asked President Xi Jinping to let the Philippines one of the first countries to get the vaccine......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsAug 1st, 2020

Kids missing vaccinations due to coronavirus

What has forced billions of people across the globe to stay home is making parents skip routine immunizations for their kids, the United Nations children’s agency UNICEF warned Thursday. The phenomenon is being aggravated by overburdened health services where medical workers are being diverted from giving vaccines to focus on the COVID-19 response. Some governments […] The post Kids missing vaccinations due to coronavirus appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMar 28th, 2020

Vaccine exec vows transparency on test results

A senior executive of Sinovac, one of the makers of China’s leading vaccine candidates, said the firm would be transparent on the results of its clinical tests as it assured the Philippines it would provide “affordable” vaccines......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated News12 hr. 52 min. ago

Senators question government preference for Sinovac

Senators questioned yesterday the Duterte administration’s apparent bias for procuring China-made vaccines for COVID-19, which they warned has caused resistance to vaccination among Filipinos amid reports of low efficacy and high cost......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Janssen, Clover pushing through with Philippine trials

Multinational pharmaceutical giant Janssen and Chinese firm Clover Biopharmaceuticals could still pursue plans to conduct Phase 3 clinical trials for their respective candidate COVID-19 vaccines despite government pronouncements to buy from Chinese firms Sinovac and Sinopharm, Science and Technology Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Faith and trust in government

Twin surveys - Pulse Asia and Social Weather Stations – came out recently with sentiments and attitudes of people on the expected roll out of several brands of vaccines that are expected to cure the coronavirus pandemic in the Philippines. The survey findings should alarm the government itself and its managers designated to ensure the safety and health of the nation......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Sotto: Healthcare workers bigyang-laya sa sa pagpili ng bakuna

MANILA, Philippines – Dapat bigyang-karapatan ang mga healthcare worker na makapili ng ituturok na bakuna sa kanila, ayon kay Senate President Tito Sotto III. Ang komento ay kasunod ng “wag choosy” comment ni Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque sa mga Pinoy ukol sa pagbabakuna. “I think they have the right. Frontline health workers sila,” ani Sotto. “I […] The post Sotto: Healthcare workers bigyang-laya sa sa pagpili ng bakuna appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

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

Parañaque signs agreement for 200K AstraZeneca doses

“Once these vaccines are delivered, we shall immediately roll out a vaccination program that will cover the most vulnerable population, including our frontline workers and senior citizens,” Mayor Olivarez said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 13th, 2021

Increased COVID-19 cases in Cebu City affects health workers, PDLs

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The increased Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in Cebu City has significantly affected the health care industry and jails. As the city sees a rise in the cases since the start of the year 2021, a significant increase in cases has been observed among health care workers as well. On January […] The post Increased COVID-19 cases in Cebu City affects health workers, PDLs appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2021

Citing progress, WHO calls for new survey on public s view on COVID-19 jabs

The World Health Organization's representative to the country called for a new round of surveys on the public's willingness to take COVID-19 vaccines, saying there had been significant developments since the last was held......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 12th, 2021