UPDATES ON NOVEL CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19)


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Updates on COVID-19 Vaccines

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June 10, 2021 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: Philippines receives additional 2.28 million COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Facility
Manila, 10 June 2021 — The Philippines on Thursday received an additional 2.28 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines from the COVAX Facility, the global collaboration which ensures equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines around the world. The vaccines will be administered to those who are not fully vaccinated and those belonging to priority groups A1 to A3 — healthcare workers, the elderly, and those with underlying health conditions..

June 04, 2021 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: DOH: Face shields provide added layer of protection against COVID-19
Following recommendations on the removal of mandatory use of face shields in public places, the Department of Health (DOH) reiterates that no single method can provide full protection against COVID-19, and face shields provide another layer of protection against it...

June 03, 2021 1:50 PM

DOH issues Press Release: DOH: Complete Your Second Dose as Scheduled
The Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday reminded the public to complete their second dose of COVID-19 vaccines as scheduled. This is following the reports that there are vaccine recipients who have missed their schedules for getting their second dose...

June 02, 2021 5:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: DOH Urges to Identify Barriers to Non-Vaccination Among A2, A3 Priority Groups; Vows to Provide Support in Improving Access
The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday urged local government units (LGUs) to identify reasons for non-vaccination of those belonging to A2 and A3 priority groups, following reports on the low vaccine coverage among senior citizens and persons with comorbidities..

May 29, 2021 3:00 PM

DOH issues Press Release: DOH, UP-PGC, and UP-NIH release results of 19th whole genome sequencing
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) additional B.1.617.2 variant case, one hundred four (104) B.1.1.7 variant cases, one hundred thirty-seven (137) B.1.351 variant cases, and four (4) P.3 variant cases based on the latest whole-genome sequencing report...

May 27, 2021 9:30 AM

DOH issues Press Release: DOH conducts townhall with expert groups that ensure safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines
The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday conducted a town hall to introduce the DOH All Experts Groups on COVID-19 Vaccines who scrutinize the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines from selection, procurement, and deployment. Currently, these expert groups guide the overall implementation of the COVID-19 vaccination program of the country....

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