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  • Metro mayors push to boost public trust in Sinovac, other COVID-19 vaccines

    Metro mayors push to boost public trust in Sinovac, other COVID-19 vaccines

    MANILA - Several Metro Manila mayors on Tuesday said they were willing to be inoculated with Sinovac's COVID-19 jabs as soon as the Department of Health (DOH) allows it to help boost public confidence in coronavirus vaccines. The Philippines began...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 2 March 2021, 8:40PM
  • Farmers, fisherfolk, other agri workers should be on COVID-19 vaccine priority list-- agri groups

    Farmers, fisherfolk, other agri workers should be on COVID-19 vaccine priority list-- agri groups

    MANILA - Agricultural groups have called on government to include farmers, fisherfolk, and other workers from the sector on the priority list for COVID-19 vaccination. This, as the nation kickstarted its vaccination rollout with the arrival of...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 2 March 2021, 7:44PM
  • PSEi extends rally on vaccine rollout optimism

    PSEi extends rally on vaccine rollout optimism

    Philippine share prices continued their rally on Tuesday amid renewed optimism on the country's economic recovery with the start of the rollout of anti-COVID-19 vaccines. The benchmark PSEi gained 46.57 points or 0.68% to 6,919.54 at the closing...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 2 March 2021, 7:28PM
  • More Tala hospital workers want to be inoculated with Sinovac COVID-19 jabs, says chief

    More Tala hospital workers want to be inoculated with Sinovac COVID-19 jabs, says chief

    MANILA - More than 30 medical frontliners at the Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital and Sanitarium (DJNRMHS) in Tala, Caloocan City have expressed their intent to be vaccinated with the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine, the hospital's chief said on...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 2 March 2021, 6:12PM
  • Duterte to personally welcome arrival of AstraZeneca vaccines

    Duterte to personally welcome arrival of AstraZeneca vaccines

    President Rodrigo Duterte will personally receive the arrival of the expected 3.5 million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said. Roque made the announcement two days after the government started its...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 2 March 2021, 6:00PM
  • Roque on Duterte’s ‘mamatay ka na’ to Robredo: What he said remains

    Roque on Duterte’s ‘mamatay ka na’ to Robredo: What he said remains

    The Palace stood by President Rodrigo Duterte's tirade against Vice President Leni Robredo - one that includes a death wish to Robredo - over her insistence that the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine should be endorsed by the Health Technology Assessment...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 2 March 2021, 5:53PM
  • Sinovac vaccines arrive in Cebu, Davao; rollout on Thursday, Friday

    Sinovac vaccines arrive in Cebu, Davao; rollout on Thursday, Friday

    Thousands of doses of Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine arrived in the cities of Cebu and Davao on Tuesday. According to a report on "Balitanghali", 7,200 doses went to the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center in Cebu. Twelve thousand were brought to...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 2 March 2021, 5:01PM
  • Roque won't get Sinovac jab for now

    Roque won't get Sinovac jab for now

    Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque Jr. won't be getting inoculated with the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine for the meantime. Roque noted that while he wants to get the Sinovac vaccine, he won't be able to since it will go against the recommendation of...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 2 March 2021, 4:06PM
  • Duterte to wait for FDA okay before getting Sinopharm —Palace

    Duterte to wait for FDA okay before getting Sinopharm —Palace

    President Rodrigo Duterte will wait for the emergency use authorization (EUA) to be issued to the COVID-19 vaccine of Chinese pharmaceutical firm Sinopharm before getting it, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Tuesday. Roque made the...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 2 March 2021, 3:16PM
  • Janssen COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials in PH to check for long-term efficacy -- DOH

    Janssen COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials in PH to check for long-term efficacy -- DOH

    MANILA - While Johnson & Johnson's one-dose COVID-19 vaccine has already gotten approval in the United States, it will continue its clinical trial in the Philippines to check for long-term efficacy, the Department of Health said Tuesday. "Yun pong...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 2 March 2021, 3:09PM
  • Gatchalian volunteers to receive Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine shot

    Gatchalian volunteers to receive Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine shot

    Senator Sherwin Gatchalian has volunteered to receive a COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by China's Sinovac Biotech to help address the high vaccine hesitancy in the country. In a statement on Tuesday, Gatchalian said that he is willing to get a...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 2 March 2021, 2:15PM
  • DOH: 756 received Sinovac shots on Day 1 of vaccination program

    DOH: 756 received Sinovac shots on Day 1 of vaccination program

    A total of 756 individuals received the first dose of Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine during Day 1 of the country's vaccination program, Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said Tuesday. During the day's Laging Handa public briefing, Vergeire...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 2 March 2021, 1:52PM
  • House health panel chair gets COVID-19 jab

    House health panel chair gets COVID-19 jab

    MANILA - The chairperson of the House of Representatives' Committee on Health said Tuesday she has received a COVID-19 vaccine, becoming the first lawmaker to disclose their inoculation. Quezon Rep. Helen Tan said she was vaccinated as her son works...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 2 March 2021, 1:33PM
  • Delay of AstraZeneca vaccines due to logistical concerns, not supply issues -WHO

    Delay of AstraZeneca vaccines due to logistical concerns, not supply issues -WHO

    The delayed arrival of the 525,600 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines was due to logistical concerns, a representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday, contrary to claims of government officials that it was because of supply...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 2 March 2021, 1:18PM
  • FDA confirms: Sinopharm finally applies for emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccines

    FDA confirms: Sinopharm finally applies for emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccines

    MANILA - The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday confirmed that China state-owned Sinopharm has finally applied for emergency use authorization of its COVID-19 vaccines in the Philippines. "An online application was filed yesterday afternoon and...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 2 March 2021, 1:10PM
  • DILG: 5,000 more COVID-19 vaccines given to Pasay for brgy. health workers

    DILG: 5,000 more COVID-19 vaccines given to Pasay for brgy. health workers

    Around 5,000 additional doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been provided to Pasay City amid the increasing number of infections there, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said on Tuesday. In a text message to GMA News Online, DILG...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 2 March 2021, 1:02PM
  • DOH clarifies: No EUA request yet for vaccine developer Sinopharm

    DOH clarifies: No EUA request yet for vaccine developer Sinopharm

    MANILA - The government has not yet received any emergency use authorization (EUA) request from COVID-19 vaccine developer Sinopharm, the Department of Health said Tuesday, contrary to the statement of President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman. "Wala...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 2 March 2021, 11:21AM
  • Philippines inoculates 756 in first day of COVID-19 vaccine rollout

    Philippines inoculates 756 in first day of COVID-19 vaccine rollout

    MANILA - A total of 756 people received their COVID-19 vaccine on the country's first day of inoculation, which was "quite satisfactory," Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said Tuesday. The Philippines received its first legal coronavirus shots...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 2 March 2021, 11:12AM
  • 1,900 of 5,000 medical frontliners in Manila registered for Sinovac vaccination —Isko

    1,900 of 5,000 medical frontliners in Manila registered for Sinovac vaccination —Isko

    Around 1,900 out of the 5,000 medical frontliners in Manila have registered for inoculation using the COVID-19 vaccine from Sinovac, Mayor Isko Moreno said Tuesday, the start of the vaccination in the city. Interviewed on Unang Balita on Tuesday,...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 2 March 2021, 8:40AM
  • Contrary to Duterte claim, China also brought vaccines to Cambodia via gov't plane

    Contrary to Duterte claim, China also brought vaccines to Cambodia via gov't plane

    Contrary to President Rodrigo Duterte's claim that the Philippines was the only country that China had ever delivered COVID-19 vaccines to, a Chinese military transport had flown a batch of Sinopharm vaccines to Cambodia on February 7 - three weeks...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 1 March 2021, 11:39PM
  • Health workers protest outside Lung Center for ‘most efficacious’ vaccine

    Health workers protest outside Lung Center for ‘most efficacious’ vaccine

    Employees of the Lung Center of the Philippines in Quezon City and other health workers held a protest demanding a free, safe and "most efficacious" COVID-19 vaccine outside the hospital on Monday, while Health Secretary Francisco Duque III was...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 1 March 2021, 11:01PM
  • Philippines to buy 161 million COVID-19 vaccine doses by yearend: Galvez

    Philippines to buy 161 million COVID-19 vaccine doses by yearend: Galvez

    MANILA - The Philippines will receive at least 161 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine doses by yearend, a government official said Monday, hours after the country began its immunization program against the deadly disease. National COVID-19 task force...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 1 March 2021, 10:39PM
  • 'From the bottom of my heart': Duterte thanks China's Xi for Sinovac donation

    'From the bottom of my heart': Duterte thanks China's Xi for Sinovac donation

    MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday thanked Chinese President Xi Jinping for helping the Philippines get its first batch of COVID-19 vaccines from Sinovac Biotech. "If President Xi Jinping is listening now, President, from the bottom of my...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 1 March 2021, 10:33PM
  • Due to supply issues, Chinese vaccines gaining momentum in developing countries: Galvez

    Due to supply issues, Chinese vaccines gaining momentum in developing countries: Galvez

    MANILA - The Philippines' vaccine czar on Monday said more developing countries are availing of COVID-19 vaccines made in China due to the lack of supply of Western vaccines. "Ang Chinese vaccines are gaining momentum in many developing countries,"...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 1 March 2021, 10:06PM
  • Duterte on Robredo's vaccine dare: You are baiting me

    Duterte on Robredo's vaccine dare: You are baiting me

    President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday night took a swipe at Vice President Leni Robredo after she urged him to be among the first to get inoculated against COVID-19 to allay fears over vaccines. In his nationally televised address, Duterte slammed...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 1 March 2021, 10:03PM
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COVID-19 Vaccine

A COVID‑19 vaccine is a vaccine intended to provide acquired immunity against COVID‑19. Prior to the COVID‑19 pandemic, work to develop a vaccine against coronavirus diseases like SARS and MERS established knowledge about the structure and function of coronaviruses; this knowledge enabled accelerated development of various vaccine technologies during early 2020.