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

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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 says PH ready to welcome fully vaxxed foreign tourists

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora  WELCOME BACK, TOURISTS. Tourists frolic under the sun in Boracay in this undated photo. Starting February 10, fully vaccinated international travelers are allowed entry into the country, provided that they present a negative RT-PCR test taken within 48 hours prior to departure from the country of origin. (PNA photo by Joey Razon) MANILA – The country’s tourism … 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

Alberta changing eligibility for PCR tests; NDP Health Critic says ‘Albertans cannot trust the UCP as they continue to dodge their responsibility, and refuse to be forthcoming with critical public health information’
Alberta / covid 19

Alberta changing eligibility for PCR tests; NDP Health Critic says ‘Albertans cannot trust the UCP as they continue to dodge their responsibility, and refuse to be forthcoming with critical public health information’

News ReleaseChanges to COVID-19 testing eligibility Due to rising demand for PCR tests, Alberta is changing the eligibility for these tests to focus on those who most need them. Daily PCR testing volumes are beginning to exceed system capacity. Wait times for booking a PCR test are now approaching four days and turnaround time for … Continue reading

covid 19 / Philippines

Over 3M Covid-19 vax doses donated by US, France arrive

By Joyce Ann L. Rocamora  MANILA – The United States and French governments on Tuesday morning delivered more than 3.32 million doses of coronavirus vaccine to further help the Philippines boost its vaccination efforts. French Ambassador Michèle Boccoz welcomed the arrival of 1,697,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3, … Continue reading

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PH receives add’l 1M Moderna vax doses from Germany

By Ma. Teresa Montemayor  DONATIONS. The boxes containing 1,062,100 doses of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine are loaded into a refrigerated container truck at Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 on Sunday (Dec. 19, 2021). The jabs are donations from the German government. (PNA photo by Avito Dalan) MANILA – A total of 1,062,100 doses of the Moderna Covid-19 … Continue reading