UPDATES ON NOVEL CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19)


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April 16, 2021 11:30 AM

DOH issues Press Release: DOH and DOST call out media institutions continuing to publish disinformation on COVID-19 vaccines
The Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Friday called out media institutions continuing to publish disinformation on COVID-19 vaccines and said that misleading information on COVID-19 vaccines does more harm than good to Filipinos...

April 16, 2021 8:00 AM

DOH issues Press Release: SOH inspects readiness of 4 NCR hospitals to accept COVID-19 patients
Department of Health (DOH) officials, led by Secretary Francisco T. Duque III, recently visited the National Center for Mental Health (NCMH), the Lung Center of the Philippines (LCP), the National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI), and the off-site extension of Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center (JRRMMC) at Quezon Institute to increase their response capacity to COVID-19...

April 15, 2021 11:20 AM

DOH issues Press Release: DOH issues additional vaccination guidelines
The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday further clarified guidelines on the COVID-19 National Deployment and Vaccination Plan. In its Department Memorandum (DM) No. 2021-0175, DOH provided updates on the deployment plan...

April 13, 2021 8:00 AM

DOH issues Press Release: DOH, NTF to further reduce cases, decongest hospitals through enhanced strategies and vaccination
With the shift of the greater Metro Manila area from Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) to Modified ECQ, the Department of Health (DOH), together with the rest of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF), and the National Task Force Against COVID-19 (NTF), shall continue its efforts to further address the high hospital occupancy rates in Metro Manila...

April 10, 2021 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: DOH, PGC, NIH Biosurveillance report for batches 12-14
The Department of Health (DOH), the University of the Philippines-Philippine Genome Center (UP-PGC), and the University of the Philippines-National Institutes of Health (UP-NIH) today report the detection of one (1) P.1 variant case, 170 B.1.1.7 variant cases, 192 B.1.351 variant cases, and 19 P.3 variant cases among two (2) batches of 25 samples sequenced on March 28, and 1,336 samples sequenced between March 28 to April 8...

April 10, 2021 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: DOH, FDA: Serious adverse event from Caloocan City not caused by COVID-19 vaccine
On April 8, a social media post alleged that a 54-year-old male from Caloocan City experienced a serious adverse event after his vaccination with the COVID-19 vaccine. Upon receipt of the said report, the Department of Health (DOH) immediately alerted the Regional Adverse Events Following Immunization Committee (RAEFIC) to conduct a causality assessment to determine if the vaccine had indeed caused the reaction...

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