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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...

April 09, 2021 10:30 AM

DOH issues Press Release: DOH: Every centavo of Bayanihan funds accounted for
The Department of Health (DOH) today responded to calls to provide a breakdown of how funds worth Php 9B for the construction of health infrastructure under the Bayanihan I and II were spent, emphasizing that the said funds were utilized to construct temporary medical isolation and quarantine facilities, field hospitals, dormitories, and to expand government hospital capacities through the procurement of various medical equipment...

April 08, 2021
April 08, 2021 2:00 PM

DOH, FDA Temporarily Suspend ASTRAZENECA Vaccination for Persons Below 60, Assure Safety and Validity of Vaccines
The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday adopted the recommendation of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to temporarily suspend the use of AstraZeneca vaccines for individuals aged below 60 years old, following recent reports of rare cases of blood clots with low platelets detected in some individuals inoculated with the vaccine...

April 08, 2021 11:40 AM

DOH Redeploys Doctors, Nurses to Augment NCR Hospitals, Wwelcomes HCWs Heeding the Call
To augment the need for more healthcare workers in the National Capital Region, the Department of Health (DOH) is redeploying a total of 136 doctors and nurses from other regions in the country to 7 DOH hospitals, 2 specialty hospitals and 1 regional hospital in Metro Manila. The redeployed healthcare workers will be assigned in NCR to provide additional support for COVID-19 Response...

April 08, 2021 10:00 AM

DOH: Active Transport Users not required to use Face Shields
With increasing reports of cyclists and other active transport users being arrested for not wearing face shields, the Department of Health (DOH) reiterates that active transport users are NOT required to  use face shields due to its potential safety risks when used during active transport...