Senator Bong Go on Friday called for a unified, whole-of-government effort to expedite the Covid-19 vaccine procurement and effectively implement the vaccine roadmap.
The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) on Friday assured Senator Joel Villanueva that the state insurer will study proposals to foot the bill of any member who would develop adverse side effects from the Covid-19 vaccine.
MANILA – The national government will consolidate the procurement of the coronavirus jabs with the local government units (LGUs) and private sector to avoid a possible wastage of vaccines due to acquiring excessive volumes, officials of the National Task Force (NTF) Against Covid-19 said Friday.
Senator Risa Hontiveros on Wednesday insisted that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) wait for peer-reviewed data of the Phase 3 study of Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine, CoronaVac, before granting Emergency Use Approval (EUA) or accepting the vaccine as a gift from China.
Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III isn’t interested in taking up President Rodrigo Duterte’s offer to buy Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccines for senators.
President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday cited news reports that people have died in Norway after receiving Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine.
MANILA – The country’s negotiations with pharmaceutical firms for the acquisition of Covid-19 vaccines are “fair and square”, National Task Force Against Covid-19 and vaccine czar Sec. Carlito Galvez Jr. said on Monday.
Senator Sonny Angara reiterated on Monday that the price list of Covid-19 vaccines that is being attributed to the Senate finance committee, which he chairs, was sourced from the Department of Health.
President Rodrigo Duterte may still go first in line for a coronavirus vaccine to allay public fears, his spokesman said.
“Eh di wag nating bilin… Ayos na tayo ha..dali lang ako kausap,” the mayor tells his constituents on a Facebook post.
Sinabi ni Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque na kanila ng ikinasa ang information campaign para mawala ang agam-agam ng taumbayan sa Covid vaccine.
Kinuwestiyon ni Senador Ramon Bong Revilla Jr kung ano ang ginagawang hakbang ng gobyerno para maenganyo ang mga kababayan na magpabakuna dahil lumalabas na maraming ayaw magpabakuna na mamamayan dahil duda at takot sa bakuna.
TV host and commedian Vice Ganda reacts on the government’s statement not to be picky on the COVID-19 vaccine.
The World Health Organization’s European branch on Thursday said 95 percent of vaccine doses so far administered worldwide were limited to 10 countries and called for a more equitable distribution.
MANILA – National Task Force Against Covid-19 (NTF) chief implementer and vaccine czar Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. on Thursday said the government, alongside local government units (LGUs) and the private sector, are working together to ramp up efforts in vaccine procurement.
Nanindigan si Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate na kailangang idaan sa proseso na itinakda ng batas ang pagkuha ng mga bakuna. Aniya, hindi dapat pinapayagan ang pagkakaroon ng shortcut sa Covid-19 vaccine.
MANILA – Most local government units (LGUs) in the country preferred to acquire the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine manufactured by AstraZeneca, an official of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said on Wednesday.
The Chinese-developed Coronavac Covid-19 vaccine has demonstrated a 50 percent efficacy following tests in Brazil, the organization in charge of its production in the South American country said on Tuesday.
Senator Grace Poe on Monday urged the Department of Health (DOH) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to speed up the processing of emergency use authorization (EUA) applications for Covid-19 vaccines to dispel suspicions they were just waiting for “grease money.
The government has expanded its priority list in its Covid-19 vaccination program to include essential workers, heeding the call of Senator Joel Villanueva who earlier sought their inclusion because of their vital role in ensuring basic services.
“We will look for ways to provide vaccines 100% for all the city residents for free,” Iloilo Mayor Treñas stressed.
“The vaccination program is our priority this year,” says Mayor Richard Gomez of Ormoc City.
“Meron tayong vaccination plan at pwedeng mabakunahan ang lahat ng Taguigeño nang libre,” Taguig Mayor Lino Cayetano said.
The European Union will keep the details of its contracts with Covid-19 vaccine makers secret while negotiating with them, the bloc’s commissioner for health said Thursday.