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MANILA OPENS BOOSTER DRIVE-THRU VAX SITE – MORENO

The city government of Manila launched its drive-through vaccination site specifically for booster shots against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) at the Quirino Grandstand in Luneta. The new vaccination site is destined for four-wheel drive vehicles with a maximum of four to five persons, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno said in an interview during the site inspection. […]

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SOLON URGES IATF TO OK 4th COVID-19 VAX JAB

A lawmaker is urging the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) to roll out a new round of vaccination drive to protect Filipinos against COVID-19 and the highly transmissible Omicron variant of the virus. Cavite Representative Elpidio Barzaga Jr. said the government’s pandemic response task force should consider giving additional […]

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PALACE REITERATES: VACCINES WORK VS OMICRON

Vaccines do work, regardless of brand, and being vaccinated will help protect against severe forms of COVID-19, whatever variant it is. This was the message stressed by Acting Presidential Spokesperson and Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles in a press briefing on January 11, 2022, amid reports of increasing Omicron detection and rising COVID-19 cases in the […]

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GIVE QC SENIORS FREE SHUTTLES TO VAX CENTERS

Quezon City District 2 Councilor Winnie Castelo is urging the city government to provide senior citizens with a free shuttle to vaccination centers in their barangay. “Giving them free transportation will lessen their fear of exposure to the virus. They will naturally feel safer in less crowded vehicles than in public utility jeepneys or buses,” […]

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CASH INCENTIVES FOR VAX IN DAVAO DEL NORTE TOWN

The municipal government of Sto. Tomas, Davao del Norte is giving cash incentives to barangays with a high vaccination rate against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Mayor Ernesto Evangelista said the cash incentive is part of his administration’s strategy to ramp up vaccination in their town. Based on the report provided by the Sto. Tomas […]

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ATAYDE: GET BOOSTER SHOTS AMID OMICRON

With just over 1,000 active COVID-19 cases in the 1st District of Quezon City (QCD1) and cases of the disease rising all over Metro Manila, QCD1 congressional candidate Arjo Atayde on Thursday urged his district-mates to register for their COVID-19 booster shots to obtain an added layer of protection against the more infectious Omicron variant. “Nakakabahala […]

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CHED: 87.1% OF HEI WORKERS IN PH NOW VAXXED

Vaccination rate among higher education institution (HEI) personnel and tertiary students continue to scale up as the country welcomes a new year. As of December 29, reports from HEIs all over the country show that 87.1% of HEI faculty and employees have been vaccinated. This is a significant increase from the 72% vaccination rate at […]

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65% OF ZAMBO CITY RESIDENTS NOW FULLY-VACCINATED

About 1,049,785 city residents have received their coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) jabs since the start of the vaccine rollout in March, the City Health Office (CHO) has reported. Data from the Zamboanga City CHO showed that 452,366 of the total have been fully vaccinated while the remaining 597,419 have received their first dose. The numbers […]

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START VAX PREPS FOR KIDS AGED 5 TO 11 – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian is urging local government units (LGUs) to prepare for the vaccination of children aged 5 to 11, a move that he said would be crucial in boosting confidence in safely reopening schools amid the threat of the Omicron variant. Gatchalian made this call after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the […]

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ALLOW SUBDIVISIONS TO GIVE BOOSTER JABS — CASTELO

A lawmaker urged the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) to allow private subdivisions or villages to do their own booster vaccination for their residents. Quezon City Representative Precious Hipolito Castelo said the authorities should expect crowding in many vaccination sites with the government’s decision to shorten the time for […]