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April 28, 2021 1:30 PM

DOH issues Press Release: WIW 2021: DOH, partners hold ‘Get Vaccinated Pamilyang Bida’ to highlight value and importance of vaccination
The Department of Health (DOH), the Pharmaceutical and Hospital Association of the Philippines (PHAP), the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) and Philippine Foundation for Vaccination (PFV) today streamed the seventh installment of Health Connect Series in celebration of the 2021 World Immunization Week. Organized by PHAP, the Health Connect aims to keep the media and the public informed on important and relevant health issues amid the COVID-19 pandemic...

April 27, 2021 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: DOH: Variant first detected in India currently VUI based on who definitions, IATF to discuss travel ban
The Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday clarified that the B.1.617 variant or the variant first detected in India is classified as a variant under investigation (VUI) and not a variant of concern (VOC), based on the technical definitions set by the World Health Organization (WHO)...

April 27, 2021 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: DOH shifts weekly time-based recovery tagging to daily, assures efforts to ensure proper validation of outcomes
In order to more accurately and timely reflect outcomes of cases, the Department of Health (DOH) has implemented a daily time-based tagging of recoveries since April 19, 2021....

April 24, 2021 10:00 AM

DOH issues Press Release: Vaccines bring us closer: Philippines celebrates World Immunization Week to honor the importance of life-saving vaccinations
The Philippines joins the global celebration of World Immunization Week 2021 on 24-30 April. With the theme ‘Vaccines bring us closer’, the World Immunization Week recognizes and honors the importance of immunization and its role in improving the health and wellbeing of everyone, everywhere, throughout life. The Department of Health (DOH), in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and other organizations, lead a series of online activities lined up for the local celebration such as media fora, a ceremonial recognition of health workers and partners, and engagement events for parents, caregivers and local leaders...

April 23, 2021 12:25 AM

DOH issues Press Release: DOH, FDA Assure Vaccine Safety; Secretary Duque Vaccinated as Proof of Safety
As the Philippines rolls out the National Vaccine Deployment Program (NVDP) to cover more individuals under the identified priority groups, local incidents of adverse events after vaccination have also been reported. However, the Department of Health (DOH) and the Philippine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today assured the public that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective in preventing hospitalization and deaths from the disease, and that the benefits of vaccination far outweigh its risks...


April 20, 2021 2:30 PM

DOH issues Press Release: DOH reports utilization of PPE budget, assures continued support for all HCWs
Following recent reports that the Department of Health (DOH) has unutilized funds for the procurement of personal protective equipment (PPEs), the DOH reports that out of the Php 3 billion budget requested by the DOH for the procurement of PPEs under Bayanihan II, Php 2,664,372,044 was approved by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM)...