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U.S. grants P170M for vaccine deployment

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing the Philippines P170 million ($3.5 million) to support the Department of Health (DoH) in its Covid-19 vaccination rollout. The new assistance, which brings total US government support for the Philippines’ Covid-19 response to nearly Php1.3 billion ($27 million), will strengthen the country’s health system and […] The post U.S. grants P170M for vaccine deployment appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneApr 15th, 2021

ADB provides $20.3 million grant for vaccine deployment

The Asian Development Bank will provide $20.3 million in technical assistance grants to help developing member-countries prepare for the deployment of vaccines against COVID-19......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 17th, 2020

Patas na distribusyon ng COVID vaccine inihirit ng solon

MANILA, Philippines – Patas na distribusyon ng bakuna laban sa coronavirus disease (COVID-19) ang panawagan ni Albay representative Joey Salceda sa gobyerno. “Kahit may isa ka dyan na hindi safe, like the Bicol Region, Metro Manila is not safe. Babalikan din sila nyan. What’s important is the speedy deployment of the vaccines to local government […] The post Patas na distribusyon ng COVID vaccine inihirit ng solon appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsJul 18th, 2021

Eleazar: PNP 100% ready for national vaccine rollout

The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday expressed full readiness for the deployment of its personnel to help ensure a smooth and fast-paced COVID-19 vaccine rollout across the country. PNP chief PGen. Guillermo Eleazar noted that all concerned police units and offices are closely coordinating with local government units for the vaccine rollout in their […] The post Eleazar: PNP 100% ready for national vaccine rollout appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 31st, 2021

FDA grants EUA to Moderna jab

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the use of the vaccine developed by US biotech firm Moderna in the government’s COVID immunization program......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 5th, 2021

US donates P170M to support COVID-19 vaccination in the Philippines

"Through this new funding, USAID will support the Philippines in strengthening the vaccine supply chain, monitoring vaccine safety, and delivering effective communication campaigns to address vaccine hesitancy," the embassy said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 15th, 2021

WHO grants emergency use listing to Janssen vaccine

The World Health Organization has issued an emergency use list to the Janssen Pharmaceutical Company of Johnson & Johnson for its single-shot vaccine against COVID-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 14th, 2021

Cebu City has over 100 vaccinators ready for mass vaccination

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City has over 100 vaccinators ready for deployment for the planned mass Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination for city residents in the coming months. The arrival of the Sinovac vaccines on March 2, 2021, has encouraged the city government to prepare for the arrival of more vaccine allocations of Sinovac […] The post Cebu City has over 100 vaccinators ready for mass vaccination appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

DOLE, itinanggi ang deployment ng Filipino nurses at OFWs kapalit ng COVID-19 vaccines

Ni Claire Hecita   ITINANGGI ng Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) ang napaulat na umano’y ginawa nitong kapalit ng COVID-19 vaccine ang mga Pilipinong nurses at overseas Filipino workers sa mga bansang Germany at United Kingdom. Magugunitang, nabatikos si Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello matapos nitong alukin ng exemption mula sa 5-year limit ng overseas […] The post DOLE, itinanggi ang deployment ng Filipino nurses at OFWs kapalit ng COVID-19 vaccines appeared first on PINAS......»»

Category: newsSource:  pinasglobalRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2021

Envoy: UK won’t accept ‘nurse for vaccine’ proposal

The United Kingdom has no plans to link the Philippines’ procurement of COVID vaccines to the deployment of Filipino nurses and other health care workers to the UK......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2021

Foreign interference in policy-making unraveled

The Philippines’ Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a lot on its plate right now. Aside from issuing emergency use authorization (EUA) to vaccine makers, the FDA needs to explain reports that it received doles or grants from a foreign advocacy group......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2021

4,000 COVID variants detected; vaccine makers on their toes

A British minister in charge of vaccine deployment said there are now around 4,000 variants of the novel coronavirus around the world and vaccine makers must improve their shots to combat the new strains......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsFeb 4th, 2021

Mandaue City ready with own vaccination plan

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – The Mandaue City COVID-19 Vaccine Board is now drafting a vaccination program against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Subangdaku Barangay Captain Ernie Manatad, the city’s vaccine czar said that since last week they have already discussed drafting the local plan for pre-vaccination, preparing the vaccination registration, the creation and deployment of […] The post Mandaue City ready with own vaccination plan appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 28th, 2021

FDA grants emergency use authorization for Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

MANILA, Philippines — The country’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted an emergency use authorization for the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer. “After a thorough review of the currently available data by medical and regulatory experts, the FDA today is granting an emergency use authorization to Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine,” FDA director-general Eric Domingo said in a […] The post FDA grants emergency use authorization for Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

WHO grants emergency validation to Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

Geneva---The World Health Organization on Thursday granted emergency validation to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, paving the way for countries worldwide to quickly approve its import and distribution......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 1st, 2021

Lifting deployment cap depends on vaccine

The cap on the overseas deployment of health workers may be lifted once a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, Malacañang said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 24th, 2020

Cap on deployment of health workers may be lifted — Palace

The cap on the overseas deployment of health workers may be lifted once a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, Malacañang said Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 24th, 2020

Task group created for deployment of COVID-19 vaccine to beneficiaries

The task group will be under the National Task Force Against COVID-19 and will be led by the Department of Health......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 30th, 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:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

France adopts vaccine passports law

Paris---France’s parliament voted to make vaccine passports a key part of daily life in the battle against COVID-19 on Sunday, after a compromise between lawmakers from the upper and lower houses......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 26th, 2021

State of our nation

The recipient of the first legally administered vaccine against COVID-19 in the Philippines, Philippine General Hospital director Dr. Gerardo Legaspi, addressed graduates of UP Diliman Sunday and talked about the Filipino word “kanlungan.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 26th, 2021