covid 19 / Philippines

Manila administers over 5K doses of 2nd booster shot

By Marita Moaje  Quirino Grandstand, Manila drive-thru vaccination (PNA file photo) MANILA – Over 5,000 individuals have availed of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) second booster shots in the city of Manila since its rollout for immunocompromised individuals on April 26, and for the elderly and health care workers on Thursday. As of Friday, the Manila Public … Continue reading

Philippines

Covid ‘still here,’ continue to wear face mask: President Duterte

By Ruth Abbey Gita-Carlos  (File photo) MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte has reminded his fellow Filipinos to continue wearing face masks, telling them that the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) remains a threat to public health. Despite the continued drop in coronavirus infections, Duterte said Covid-19 is still “alive” and “kicking.” The proper use of face mask … Continue reading

covid 19 / Philippines

1.2M kids aged 5-11, 9.7M minors vaccinated: DOH

By Ma. Teresa Montemayor  KIDS VACCINATION. Parents hold their crying 7-year-old son, Asher Jude Agbayani, while being inoculated with the reformulated Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine during the rollout of the jabs for children aged 5 to 11 years old at the Ugnayang La Salle Gymnasium in Dasmariñas City, Cavite on Tuesday (March 15, 2022). Some 381,433 … Continue reading

Philippines

DOT to keep ‘close watch’ as PH opens to int’l tourists

By Raymond Carl Dela Cruz  Department of Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat (File photo) MANILA – An official of the Department of Tourism (DOT) on Monday said the government would ensure that tourists and tourism establishments adhere to minimum public health standards as the country opens to fully vaccinated international tourists beginning February 10. During a press briefing … Continue reading

Protecting the health-care system from Omicron peak
Alberta / covid 19

Protecting the health-care system from Omicron peak

News ReleaseProtecting the health-care system from Omicron peak Alberta is taking immediate actions to protect Albertans and health-care system capacity as hospitalizations from COVID-19 rise. COVID-19 hospitalizations have surpassed any other time in the pandemic. Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services (AHS) are building bed capacity, implementing community responses and maximizing the workforce as part … Continue reading

Immunocompromised Albertans eligible for fourth dose
Alberta / covid 19

Immunocompromised Albertans eligible for fourth dose

News Release Immunocompromised Albertans eligible for fourth dose More than 80,000 Albertans will soon be able to receive fourth doses of COVID-19 vaccine to bolster immunity. In line with recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) and the Alberta Advisory Committee on Immunization (AACI), individuals aged 18 and older who have specific immunocompromising … Continue reading