More than 10K Pasig front-liners vaccinated

MANILA – Some 10,189 healthcare workers (HCWs) in Pasig City have been vaccinated against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) as of Friday.

In a Facebook post, the city government said HCWs from various hospitals, Covid-19 referral centers, Centralized Quarantine Facility, and village health centers received …

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Most Pinoys aware of Covid-19 vax: poll

MANILA – Almost all Filipinos are aware of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines developed in select countries, particularly those coming from China and the United States (US), according to the latest survey released by the private polling firm Pulse Asia.

The Pulse Asia’s Feb. …

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Region 9 receives 2nd shipment of vaccines

The second batch of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines arrived in this southern port city Wednesday.

Dr. Joshua Brillantes, DOH-9 director, said the shipment consisted of 11,000 vials –10,000 Sinovac and 1,000 Astrazeneca vaccines.

A vial of Sinovac is equivalent to one dose while a …

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Surigao Sur town logs zero Covid-19 cases

The local government of Hinatuan in Surigao del Sur reported zero cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases recorded in the town since Tuesday (March 9).

“Back to zero. At this point, the Municipality of Hinatuan has zero Covid-19 positive cases,” the local government said …

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BOC clears 2nd Batch of AstraZeneca Vaccines

The Bureau of Customs at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (BOC-NAIA) processed the clearance of the second tranche of AstraZeneca vaccines with 38,400 vials donated by the COVAX Facility on Sunday night aboard a Royal Dutch KLM airlines from Amsterdam.

Similar to the first tranche …

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Gov’t to procure 1M doses of Sinovac

The government will procure 1 million doses of CoronaVac, produced by China’s Sinovac Biotech pharmaceutical company, this March, National Task Force (NTF) Against Covid-19 chief implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. said Monday.

Galvez, who is also the country's vaccine czar, said there is an "acute …

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HTAC never intended to have same function as FDA

The Universal Health Care (UHC) law never intended to give the Health Technology Assessment Council (HTAC) advisory board the same function as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the Philippines, Malacañang said Monday.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this remark after Vice President Leni …

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Sinopharm applies for EUA of Covid-19 vaccine in PH

Chinese state-owned pharmaceutical company Sinopharm has filed an application for emergency use authorization (EUA) for its Covid-19 vaccines before the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the Philippines.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said the EUA means the approval of Sinopharm vaccines can be issued in …

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200 PNP personnel get coronavirus jab

Around 200 medical personnel, including three ranking officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP) took their first dose of China-donated CoronaVac vaccines on Monday at Camp Crame.

Brig. Gen. Luisito Magnaye, PNP director of health service; Lt. Col. Cleto Manongas, PNP General Hospital (PNPGH) chief, …

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PhilHealth-12 probes alleged fraud in Covid-19 claims

The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) in Region 12 (Soccsksargen) has launched an investigation into the alleged fraudulent practices of several hospitals in the area involving benefit claims for the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

Dr. Hector Zenon Leonardo Malate, acting regional vice president of PhilHealth-12, …

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PH sustains manufacturing score in February

The country sustained its 52.5 manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for February 2021, the IHS Markit reported Monday.

IHS Markit said the country’s manufacturing score last month signaled a solid operating condition as growth rate matched January 2021 level.

The solid manufacturing condition last month …

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Manila begins vaccine rollout Tuesday

Medical front-liners, about 200 of them, will be first in line when Manila starts its vaccine rollout on Tuesday.

The national government delivered about 3,000 doses, good for two doses for 1,500 individuals, of Sinovac vaccines to the city’s Covid-19 Vaccine Storage Facility at the …

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