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May 18, 2021 2:30 PM

DOH issues Press Release: SOH joins symbolic vaccination of education frontliners led by CHED and City of Manila
The Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday conducted a symbolic vaccination of education frontliners in Universidad de Manila. As part of the A4 priority group, five education frontliners composed of a janitor, security guard, full-time faculty, information and communications technology director, and employee from the registrar’s office were inoculated during the symbolic vaccination. This symbolic event is intended to help boost confidence in the vaccination program, as the government is set to inoculate the A4 priority population group as soon as the supply of vaccines is sufficient...

May 15, 2021 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: DOH, UP-PGC, and UP-NIH Biosurveillance Detects Additional COVID-19 Variants; Government Implements Stricter Border Control Measures
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 ten (10) B.1.617.2 variant cases, thirteen (13) B.1.1.7 variant cases, seven (7) B.1.351 variant cases, and one (1) P.3 variant case among the thirty-seven (37) samples sequenced last May 14, 2021...


May 10, 2021 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: PH Receives Additional Vaccines through COVAX Facility
The Philippines on Monday received the first 193,050 doses of donated Pfizer vaccines from the WHO-led COVAX facility. The national government led by the vaccine cluster with representatives from the United Nations, World  Health Organization (WHO), the UNICEF, US Embassy, and Pfizer Philippines received the vaccine doses at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Pasay City...

May 10, 2021 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: DOH: No Such Purchase of PHP 1B of Remdesivir
The DOH on Monday denied allegations that it had purchased Php1 billion worth of remdesivir, an investigational drug for the treatment of COVID-19...

May 08, 2021 3:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: More than 2 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccines arrive in the Philippines through the COVAX Facility
Manila, 8 May 2021—More than 2 million doses of AstraZeneca have arrived in the Philippines from the COVAX facility, the international partnership established to ensure equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines around the world. This shipment is in addition to half a million doses delivered in March and is part of the 4.5 million total doses committed to the Philippines from COVAX...

May 07, 2021 1:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: DOH thru BOQ aid foreign vessel seeking refuge and rescue Filipinos aboard, assure no new variants will be introduced in the country
The Department of Health (DOH) through the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) on Thursday assisted the MV Athens Bridge in its entry into the country and provided immediate medical aid to its crew members after 12 of its Filipino crew tested positive for COVID-19, with 2 in critical condition. The vessel carrying 21 Filipinos crew members sought refuge on May 3, and was reported to have had travel history to India...