Posts Tagged Carlito Galvez Jr.

Vaccine czar apologizes for COVID-19 vaccine delay; mulls procuring additional doses from India

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 19, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The National Task Force (NTF) Against Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) has apologized to Metro Manila mayors for the delay in the delivery of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccines. Vaccine...

PH signs indemnification deal with COVID-19 vaccine makers Pfizer, AstraZeneca

Robie de Guzman   •   February 17, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine government has signed an indemnification agreement to speed up the negotiations and deliveries of COVID-19 vaccines from US drug maker Pfizer and UK’s AstraZeneca, an...

Lacson accepts Galvez’s apology over ‘politicizing’ remark on COVID-19 vaccine issue

Robie de Guzman   •   January 21, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Panfilo Lacson on Thursday said he has accepted the apology of vaccine czar and National Task Force against COVID-19 chief implementer, Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. for...

Galvez wants genome test on Davao City COVID-19 samples to check for new variant

Robie de Guzman   •   January 14, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The city government of Davao is set to submit specimens of patients with novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) in Metro...

PH gov’t working on deals with more COVID-19 vaccine makers – Galvez

Robie de Guzman   •   December 28, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine government is working on deals to secure more supply of COVID-19 vaccine doses from other pharmaceutical companies by next year, the country’s vaccine czar Secretary...

PH gov’t may seal vaccine deal with AstraZeneca for 20M doses this month —Galvez

Robie de Guzman   •   December 22, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines may sign a deal with British-Swedish drug maker AstraZeneca for 20 million doses of its novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine by the end of this...

Medical teams sent to Davao City to help manage rising COVID-19 cases – Galvez

Robie de Guzman   •   December 1, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The government has deployed medical teams to Davao City to help address the surge of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the city, National Task Force Against...

COVID-19 health rules in events a must but hard to enforce at times, Galvez admits

Robie de Guzman   •   November 30, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – National Task Force (NTF) against COVID-19 chief implementer Carlito Galvez Jr. on Monday stressed the importance of enforcing physical distancing and other health protocols at events amid...

PH gov’t eyes roll out of COVID vaccination by end of 2021 or early 2022 – Galvez

Robie de Guzman   •   November 25, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The government is looking to roll out its COVID-19 vaccination program by end of 2021 or early 2022, National Task Force Against COVID-19 chief implementer and vaccine...

COVID-19 vaccination could begin in May 2021 – Galvez

Robie de Guzman   •   November 5, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Government’s vaccine czar, Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. on Thursday said the inoculation of the COVID-19 vaccine could start by May 2021 if everything will go as planned....


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