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  • DOH: Only Sinovac can bare clinical trial results of COVID-19 vaccine

    DOH: Only Sinovac can bare clinical trial results of COVID-19 vaccine

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has no authority to release the late-stage clinical trial data China's Sinovac Biotech submitted to the agency, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Tuesday. DOH spokesperson Undersecretary Maria Rosario...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 2 March 2021, 6:50PM
  • Sinovac vaccine already undergoing HTAC review —Duque

    Sinovac vaccine already undergoing HTAC review —Duque

    The coronavirus vaccine developed by Chinese firm Sinovac Biotech is already undergoing review by the Health Technology Assessment Council (HTAC), Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said Tuesday. Duque said the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 2 March 2021, 2:38PM
  • 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
  • FDA says Sinopharm has filed application for EUA

    FDA says Sinopharm has filed application for EUA

    Chinese firm Sinopharm has filed an application for emergency use authorization (EUA) of its coronavirus vaccine, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed Tuesday. "There was an online application filed yesterday afternoon. Our officers are...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 2 March 2021, 10:49AM
  • FDA facing 'blank wall' on PSG's illegal vaccination

    FDA facing 'blank wall' on PSG's illegal vaccination

    MANILA - The Food and Drug Administration is facing a blank wall in its investigation into the illegal inoculation of President Rodrigo Duterte's security detail against COVID-19. "Well, right now, if I tell you frankly, it's a blank wall. We're not...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 2 March 2021, 9:25AM
  • Roque says Sinopharm has applied for emergency use; FDA yet to confirm

    Roque says Sinopharm has applied for emergency use; FDA yet to confirm

    Sinopharm has applied for an emergency use authorization (EUA) of its COVID-19 vaccine before the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), presidential spokesperon Harry Roque said Monday. "It has been filed. They have already filed with the FDA an...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 1 March 2021, 1:48PM
  • Sinovac vaccine could have prevented 42 health worker deaths –expert

    Sinovac vaccine could have prevented 42 health worker deaths –expert

    The coronavirus vaccine of China's Sinovac Biotech could have prevented 42 health worker deaths and 3,300 COVID-19 cases in Metro Manila last year, the resident epidemiologist of the Department of Health (DOH) said Friday. Citing data from Sinovac's...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 26 February 2021, 5:45PM
  • No pre-briefing on Sinovac vaccine data –health worker alliance

    No pre-briefing on Sinovac vaccine data –health worker alliance

    The Healthcare Professionals Alliance Against COVID-19 (HPAAC) said on Friday that they were not briefed on the information on the Sinovac vaccine, which was expected to arrive on Sunday, as they urged for government transparency on the Food and...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 26 February 2021, 4:42PM
  • Duterte security team's use of unauthorized COVID-19 shots a 'heroism': AFP

    Duterte security team's use of unauthorized COVID-19 shots a 'heroism': AFP

    MANILA - The Armed Forces of the Philippines on Friday dubbed as an act of "heroism" the use of unauthorized COVID-19 vaccine by President Rodrigo Duterte's security team, which has again gained attention as the country's vaccination drive lagged....

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 26 February 2021, 3:52PM
  • Advisory group OKs use of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine for PH health workers

    Advisory group OKs use of Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine for PH health workers

    MANILA - The interim National Immunization Technical Advisory Group (NITAG) on Friday announced it was recommending the use of the COVID-19 vaccine by Chinese company Sinovac for health workers, despite earlier reservations by the Food and Drug...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 26 February 2021, 2:45PM
  • DOH: Experts approve Sinovac vaccines for health workers

    DOH: Experts approve Sinovac vaccines for health workers

    The Department of Health (DOH) on Friday said the National Immunization Technical Advisory Group (NITAG) has agreed to recommend the COVID-19 vaccine of China's Sinovac Biotech for health workers. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 26 February 2021, 2:31PM
  • How does the Johnson & Johnson vaccine compare to other coronavirus vaccines?

    How does the Johnson & Johnson vaccine compare to other coronavirus vaccines?

    On Tuesday, February 24, the US Food and Drug Administration released the results of its trial of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine . The FDA found the vaccine to be safe and effective and it is expected to grant emergency use authorization...

    RapplerRappler • 26 February 2021, 9:29AM
  • Docs face ‘quandary’ as Sino vaccines' arrival date set

    Docs face ‘quandary’ as Sino vaccines' arrival date set

    The first batch of donated COVID-19 vaccines from China will arrive in Manila on Sunday, with the government still without a clear plan as to who should get the first shots. Adding to the confusion is the recommendation of the Food and Drug...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 26 February 2021, 5:32AM
  • Palace says 'there should be no questions anymore' on Duterte guards' unauthorized vaccination

    Palace says 'there should be no questions anymore' on Duterte guards' unauthorized vaccination

    MANILA - Malacanang said on Thursday "there should be no questions anymore" on the unauthorized use of allegedly smuggled COVID-19 shots by President Rodrigo Duterte's security men. The Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday the Presidential...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 25 February 2021, 5:55PM
  • PGH ready to receive any brand of Covid-19 vaccine for use of its employees

    PGH ready to receive any brand of Covid-19 vaccine for use of its employees

    MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine General Hospital (PGH) is ready to receive and inoculate its employees any brand of Covid-19 vaccine as long as it has secured an emergency use authorization (EUA) from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), PGH...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 25 February 2021, 4:02PM
  • Palace eyes compassionate use license for Duterte’s Sinopharm shots

    Palace eyes compassionate use license for Duterte’s Sinopharm shots

    MANILA, Philippines - Malacanang is studying whether President Rodrigo Duterte can be immunized against Covid-19 using China-based drugmaker Sinopharm's vaccine under the compassionate use license issued by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA),...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 25 February 2021, 3:20PM
  • Duterte 'perplexed' by FDA cautionary recommendations on Sinovac vaccine

    Duterte 'perplexed' by FDA cautionary recommendations on Sinovac vaccine

    Hours after the Philippines' Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it had granted emergency use authorization for CoronaVac, Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine, President Rodrigo Duterte summoned the agency's chief to his Cabinet meeting....

    RapplerRappler • 25 February 2021, 11:13AM
  • Palace: Duterte puzzled why FDA does not recommend Sinovac for health workers

    Palace: Duterte puzzled why FDA does not recommend Sinovac for health workers

    MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte was puzzled over why the Philippine drug regulator does not recommend use of COVID-19 shots from China's Sinovac Biotech for health frontliners, Malacanang said on Wednesday. The Food and Drug Administration this...

    ABS-CBN NewsABS-CBN News • 24 February 2021, 5:06PM
  • Garin urges FDA to review decision not to recommend Sinovac to health workers

    Garin urges FDA to review decision not to recommend Sinovac to health workers

    Former health secretary and Iloilo Representative Janette Garin on Wednesday said the Food and Drug Administration's decision not to recommend Sinovac's COVID-19 vaccine to health workers should be reviewed. "FDA's decision on Sinovac should be...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 24 February 2021, 5:02PM
  • Duterte to FDA: Why are Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines not for health workers?

    Duterte to FDA: Why are Sinovac COVID-19 vaccines not for health workers?

    President Rodrigo Duterte has summoned Food and Drug Administration Director General Eric Domingo to explain why the FDA discouraged the use by health care workers of the COVID-19 vaccine made by Chinese firm Sinovac. The FDA decision has issued an...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 24 February 2021, 4:24PM
  • FDA probes Mon Tulfo vaccination with smuggled Sinopharm doses

    FDA probes Mon Tulfo vaccination with smuggled Sinopharm doses

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating the unregulated vaccination of Special Envoy for Public Diplomacy to China Ramon Tulfo Jr, who earlier admitted receiving Sinopharm's COVID-19 vaccine despite the lack of emergency approval in...

    RapplerRappler • 24 February 2021, 3:40PM
  • Duterte ‘perplexed’ over FDA advice not to use Sinovac on health workers exposed to Covid patients

    Duterte ‘perplexed’ over FDA advice not to use Sinovac on health workers exposed to Covid patients

    MANILA, Philippines - President Rodrigo Duterte was "perplexed" over the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) recommendation not to use the Sinovac vaccine on health workers frequently exposed to coronavirus disease patients, Malacanang said...

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 24 February 2021, 3:23PM
  • Palace says it is awaiting results of FDA probe into unauthorized vaccinations

    Palace says it is awaiting results of FDA probe into unauthorized vaccinations

    Malacanang is awaiting the findings of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding its investigation on the alleged unauthorized vaccination against COVID-19 in the country. This comes after Ramon Tulfo, the country's special ambassador to...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 24 February 2021, 3:01PM
  • Sinovac manufacturer says vaccines to arrive in Philippines by this week or next

    Sinovac manufacturer says vaccines to arrive in Philippines by this week or next

    Chinese pharmaceutical firm Sinovac is now moving to deliver the first batch of COVID-19 vaccine to the Philippines by this week or next following the grant of an emergency use authorization (EUA) from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In a...

    GMA News OnlineGMA News Online • 24 February 2021, 1:30PM
  • FDA to probe Mon Tulfo's vaccination using smuggled Sinopharm brand

    FDA to probe Mon Tulfo's vaccination using smuggled Sinopharm brand

    MANILA, Philippines - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will investigate the vaccination of President Rodrigo Duterte's special envoy to China Mon Tulfo using smuggled vaccines from Sinopharm, FDA Director General Eric Domingo said Wednesday....

    Inquirer.netInquirer.net • 24 February 2021, 12:54PM
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