UK-made vaccine on hold

The Department of Health (DOH) suspended Thursday the use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 jab for people under 60 after reports of blood clots overseas, in a setback for the country’s already slow vaccine rollout......»»

Category: newsSource: thestandard thestandardApr 8th, 2021

Bring Bar exams to Mindanao, solon asks SC

Why not extend the Bar examinations to the Mindanao region next year? Cagayan de Oro 2nd district Rep. Rufus Rodriguez made this pitch Wednesday, a day after the Supreme Court (SC) announced that it won’t hold Bar exams this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cagayan de Oro City Rep. Rufus Rodriguez (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) The High Court also said it would carry out the next Bar exams in November 2021. “Since the SC has set the next exams for November next year, the court will have sufficient time to designate a city in Mindanao as an additional test venue,” Rodriguez said. He said the SC earlier announced that other than Metro Manila, where it has been administering the test for law graduates, the next exams would be conducted for the first time outside the National Capital Region (NCR) in Cebu City to lessen the cost for examinees. “For aspiring lawyers in Mindanao, taking the exams in Cagayan de Oro City, Davao City, or General Santos City would mean lesser expenses compared to traveling and staying for at least a month for the pre-week bar review in Cebu City or in Manila,” he said. Rodriguez pointed out that assuming the vaccine is already available or the COVID-19 pandemic is already over by November next year, people would still be suffering from loss of jobs and income, and from incurring higher amounts of personal and household expenses due to the health crisis. “So definitely, having the exams in more accessible and affordable places would benefit not only law graduates but their families as well,” he stressed. The SC is yet to announce the venues for next year’s exams......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsSep 9th, 2020

EUA still pending but Duterte receives first dose of Sinopharm jab

A Facebook Live showed the 76-year-old president inoculated with the Chinese-made vaccine by Health Secretary Francisco Duque III. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2021

Sputnik V 15K doses allotted to 5 Metro cities, DOH says

The initial 15,000 trial-order doses of Russia-made Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 will be distributed to five local government units (LGUs) in Metro Manila, the Department of Health (DOH) said Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 2nd, 2021

After delays, first 15,000 doses of Sputnik V arrive in Philippines

After being twice delayed, the first 15,000 doses of the Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine arrived Saturday afternoon in the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 1st, 2021

India posts new Covid record as global cases hit 150 million

New Delhi, INDIA – India on Friday posted another grim global record for daily coronavirus infections, pushing worldwide cases past 150 million, as the WHO listed the US made Moderna vaccine for emergency use. The United States had good news at home with the vaccination campaign boasting a significant milestone of 100 million people now […] The post India posts new Covid record as global cases hit 150 million appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 1st, 2021

Russia-Brazil spat erupts over Sputnik vaccine snub

Brasilia---Brazil’s health regulator said Thursday its decision to reject the Russian-made Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine was based on the developer’s own data after the latter threatened to sue for defamation......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 30th, 2021

ICCP, PCCI hold vaccine summit

To help ensure the effective administration of COVID-19 vaccines throughout the country, the International Chamber of Commerce Philippines, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the International Chamber of Commerce will hold a virtual meeting of experts and policymakers dubbed the “Vaccine Summit: Equitable Distribution and Safety” on April 30......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 29th, 2021

Region 7 still needs to vaccinate close to 100k HCWs

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Central Visayas still needs to vaccinate at least 98,000 healthcare workers (HCWs), nearly two months since it started its COVID-19 vaccine rollout. Based on the recent report made by the Visayas COVID-19 Vaccination Operations Center (VVOC), the region, as of April 28, still needs to administer COVID-19 vaccines to 98,698 medical […] The post Region 7 still needs to vaccinate close to 100k HCWs appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 29th, 2021

Logistical challenges again delay arrival of first Sputnik V doses in Philippines

Logistical challenges again hampered the delivery of the first 15,000 doses of the Russian-made COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V, which were supposed to arrive in the Philippines Wednesday evening......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 28th, 2021

480K doses of Sputnik arriving April 29

The second tranche comprising 480,000 doses of the Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine will arrive in the country on April 29, accoding to Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. of the National Task Force against COVID-19......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 27th, 2021

Baguio City to push through with AstraZeneca jab use

BAGUIO CITY — The city government will push through with its plan to use the AstraZeneca-made coronavirus disease vaccine it has already purchased and are expected to be delivered this June. This, despite an earlier pronouncement by health authorities that the use of the said Covid-19 jab on those aged 60 and below will be […] The post Baguio City to push through with AstraZeneca jab use appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 10th, 2021

AstraZeneca benefits outweigh risks – Duterte adviser

Following reports from European Medical agencies regarding the link of blood clotting with AstraZeneca vaccination and after local health agencies announced the temporary suspension of the vaccine for persons below 60, presidential adviser for entrepreneur Joey Concepcion said Filipinos should focus on the huge benefits of the British-Swedish made jab instead......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 9th, 2021

More appeals made for vaccine priority

The League of Provinces of the Philippines yesterday appealed to the national government to include governors and mayors of non-high risk areas in the priority groups for vaccination......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 8th, 2021

Cainta mayor gets first dose of COVID-19 jab

Cainta, Rizal Mayor Mayor Johnielle Keith “Kit” Nieto received his first dose of the China-made anti-coronavirus disease vaccine on Wednesday afternoon at the One Cainta Arena in Barangay San Juan. “I received the first dose of the Sinovac vaccine at 12:13 p.m.,” Nieto said in a Facebook post.   Meanwhile, Nieto is mourning the death […] The post Cainta mayor gets first dose of COVID-19 jab appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 7th, 2021

Uzbekistan begins jab drive with AstraZeneca, Chinese vaccine

Uzbekistan on Thursday began coronavirus vaccinations, offering citizens a choice between AstraZeneca and a Chinese-made vaccine that the Central Asian country plans to start producing soon......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 1st, 2021

Jumping the line

With the China-made Sinovac jab, there was strong vaccine hesitancy in the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 25th, 2021

What to expect in Cebu City’s vaccine roll-out?

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City government is planning to conduct its own Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine roll-out within six months with city-purchased vaccines from India. Yet early on, the city government is already planning the roll-out system as they plan to hold this in ten vaccination sites all over the city with […] The post What to expect in Cebu City’s vaccine roll-out? appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 19th, 2021

No stopping vaccine rollout; Palace backs Sinovac for seniors

The government’s immunization program against COVID-19 will continue despite the death of a healthcare worker following vaccination, the Department of Health made clear yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 19th, 2021

Concepcion to hold forum for companies on vaccine confidence

Presidential adviser for entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion will conduct a forum for more than 700 companies this week as part of efforts to increase vaccine confidence in the country......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 17th, 2021

More Vaccines for Cebu Health Workers

The Department of Health Central Visayas (DOH)-7 is ensuring every health worker’s safety by targeting more of them to be vaccinated. Today, another 44,800 additional doses of china-made sinovac vaccine arrived at the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) via Philippine Airlines. DOH-7 Chief Pathologist Dr. Mary Jean Loreche disclosed that they there are only a […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsMar 16th, 2021