Gov’t recalibrates vaccine rollout to achieve herd immunity in focus areas; allocates more living quarters for healthcare workers in NCR

PASIG CITY — In response to the continued surge in COVID-19 cases in the National Capital Region (NCR), the government is recalibrating its immunization program wherein it will focus limited vaccine supplies in areas with high infection rates such as the NCR and nearby provinces. (more…)

COVID-19 Task Force officials underscore need to protect nation’s ‘trinity of war’

PASIG CITY — In the face of the continued rise in COVID-19 cases across the country, the government’s top anti-COVID task force officials emphasized the urgency of protecting the nation’s health system, national and local government services and people’s participation with the private sector institutions. (more…)

Gov’t outlines aggressive COVID-19 response and mitigation efforts

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES — The government’s anti-COVID Czars as well as top health officials underscored to members of Congress the aggressive COVID-19 response and mitigation efforts being carried out by the national government to contain the spread of the disease amid the surge in cases. (more…)

Gov’t ramps up testing, focuses vaccine deployment in NCR Plus bubble during ECQ

PASIG CITY — In a bid to address the continued surge in COVID-19 cases after placing the National Capital Region (NCR), Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal or the NCR Plus under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), the government is ramping up the country’s testing capacity as well as increasing its vaccine allocation for areas covered by the most stringent quarantine classification. (more…)

Tripartite deal secures combined 20 million Moderna vaccines

PASIG CITY — The Philippine government and private sector led by business tycoon Enrique Razon signed a tripartite agreement with American vaccine manufacturer Moderna on Thursday, March 18, to procure 20 million doses of anti-COVID vaccines for the country. (more…)

Government is relentless to achieve ‘steady supplies’ of vaccines by April-May – Galvez

PASIG CITY — The government is working aggressively to ensure that the country will have a stable supply of vaccines starting April or May and onwards to stamp out COVID-19 and achieve sustainable health security in the near future, according to COVID 19 Chief Implementer and vaccine czar Carlito G. Galvez Jr. (more…)

PH receives additional 38,400 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines; provides major boost to nation’s inoculation program

VILLAMOR AIRBASE, PASAY CITY — The country’s immunization program against COVID-19 received another shot in the arm with the arrival on Sunday night, March 7, of an additional 38,400 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines. (more…)

487,200 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines from COVAX facility on route to PH, rollout begins tomorrow for senior citizen healthcare workers

PASIG CITY (04 March 2021) — With the arrival of the 487,200 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines from Europe tonight, National Task Force against COVID-19 Chief Implementer and vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. is optimistic the government will be able to inoculate all of the country’s healthcare workers within this month or April. (more…)

PH govt continues vaccine rollout in different hospitals, prioritizes healthcare workers nationwide amidst limited supply

MARIKINA CITY (04 March 2021) –The Philippine government is determined to inoculate all healthcare workers within a month despite the limited supply of vaccines, as this will ensure the stability of the country’s healthcare system. (more…)

PH inoculates 2,793 Filipinos on first two days of vaccine rollout; eyes to immunize 2M healthcare workers in March

PASIG CITY (03 MARCH 2020) — A total of 2,793 individuals received their first COVID-19 vaccine shot in 11 hospitals throughout the National Capital Region. (more…)