Health

No need for vital signs screening before COVID-19 vaccination, DOH says

Robie de Guzman   •   May 14, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The vital signs screening will no longer be included in the vaccination process against COVID-19 as part of efforts to expedite the immunization in the country, the...

Major cities in Metro Manila kicks off COVID vaccination using Pfizer vaccine

Marje Pelayo   •   May 12, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Local government units in the National Capital Region have started mass vaccination using the COVID vaccine from Pfizer. Among the 1,500 individuals who received the vaccine in...

Philippines logs 4,842 new COVID-19 infections; active cases down to 53,214

Robie de Guzman   •   May 12, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines’ total tally of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases is now at 1,118,359 after the Department of Health (DOH) reported additional 4,842 infections. In its latest...

Over 514K persons in PH now fully vaccinated vs COVID-19 – DOH

Robie de Guzman   •   May 12, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – A total of 514,655 individuals in the country have received their second dose of COVID-19 vaccines, the Department of Health (DOH) said Wednesday. Health Undersecretary Myrna Cabotaje...

Philippines posts 4,734 new COVID-19 cases

Robie de Guzman   •   May 11, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines on Tuesday recorded 4,734 new cases of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), pushing the total tally to 1,113,547. In the latest bulletin, the Department of Health...

Philippines records 2 cases of COVID-19 variant first detected in India

Robie de Guzman   •   May 11, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The B.1.617 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) variant first detected in India has been found in the Philippines, the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed Tuesday. “Nais po naming ipaalam...

Over 193,000 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrive in Philippines

Robie de Guzman   •   May 11, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The first batch of COVID-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer-BioNTech has been delivered in the Philippines. The shipment arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2...

DOH, not endorsing steam inhalation or ‘suob’ as treatment for COVID-19

Marje Pelayo   •   May 11, 2021

  MANILA, Philippines — Steam inhalation or ‘suob’ has become popular as a home remedy to relieve patients having difficulty breathing particularly COVID-19 infected individuals since the pandemic started. But...

DOH: Caloocan resort guests should undergo 14-day quarantine, strict monitoring

Robie de Guzman   •   May 10, 2021

  MANILA, Philippines — Individuals who went to a resort in Caloocan City despite current community quarantine restrictions should undergo a 14-day quarantine period, the Department of Health (DOH) said...

Philippines reports 6,846 new COVID-19 cases; active cases down to 59,897

Robie de Guzman   •   May 10, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines on Monday logged 6,846 new novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases, pushing the total tally to 1,108,826, the Department of Health (DOH) said. In its 4...

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