So is Grade 1 — Pfizer the star section? An elementary school in Valenzuela City is going viral recently for naming all five sections of its first grade after famous COVID-19 vaccines. In what seems like another interpretation of “herd immunity,” incoming first-grade students have been sorted into sections named “Sinovac,” “Moderna,” “Pfizer,” “Janssen,” and […]
In case you’re considering going on an epic vacation abroad or are planning your birthday party, here’s something to burst your bubble: it looks like the COVID-19 virus won’t be going away anytime soon.  As per GMA News Online, the regional director of the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Western Pacific office made this statement in […]
Have you been struggling to get a COVID-19 vaccination appointment? Well, here’s some news to brighten up your day: Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chair Benhur Abalos said that Metro Manila local government units (LGUs) have agreed to vaccinate each other’s residents. According to GMA News Online, Abalos explained that COVID-19 vaccine recipients will have […]
Here’s some promising good news: British-Swedish drug firm AstraZeneca recently announced positive results from a trial of a treatment for COVID-19 symptoms. As per, their drug, which is made up of two antibodies, was first developed as a treatment for people who have already been exposed to the COVID-19 disease.  The latest trial involved […]
The health department also chided media outlets that let individuals “use their platforms to spread baseless information that stand to harm Filipinos.” On Thursday, both the Department of Health (DOH) and the College of Medicine of the University of the Philippines Manila (UPCM) released statements denouncing medical professionals who have been spreading false information about […]
With the rising number of COVID-19 cases across the country, you might be wondering when the kids will be able to get jabbed. As of now, only people above 18 years old are allowed to get vaccinated. Well, it looks like kids and teens will get the opportunity to get jabbed sooner than later. As […]
Vaccination cards won’t replace RT-PCR testing as a travel requirement as previously reported. In another case of the government retracting a previous statement, the Department of Health clarified that local government units may still require a negative RT-PCR test result for incoming tourists. Speaking to ABS-CBN’s DZMM Teleradyo, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said that existing policies will […]
With the ongoing inoculation of the COVID-19 vaccine for those under A category, you might be wondering: when will those under category B get vaccinated? Well, according to the Department of Health (DOH), said the steadiness of the COVID-19 vaccine supply could be determined by next month to assess when the vaccination for individuals under […]
And, of course, we have to have another terminology for our new target: population protection. That was the phrase used by the Department of Health (DOH) Undersecretary Myrna Cabotaje in place of the previous “herd immunity” during a public briefing where she was asked to project the future of the Philippines’ inoculation efforts against COVID-19. “We […]
A year into the pandemic, and everyone’s been missing having a sense of normalcy. However, the ongoing inoculation of the COVID-19 vaccines give hope that the end of this global crisis is on the horizon. Once you’ve gotten fully vaccinated though, what comes next? According to UNICEF, here are some things you should do after […]


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