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DOH focuses vax efforts vs. pertussis on most vulnerable
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DOH focuses vax efforts vs. pertussis on most vulnerable

2024 April 1 MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) on Monday said it would prioritize the protection of the vulnerable population against pertussis or whooping cough. The DOH made this remark amid reports that free booster shots for children aged 5 and above, adolescents, adults, and pregnant women are not available in health centers. “In...

DOH to procure at least 800K vaccine doses to fight pertussis
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DOH to procure at least 800K vaccine doses to fight pertussis

2024 March 23 MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) is procuring at least 800,000 vaccine doses to prevent the further spread of pertussis. “We expect the new batch of vaccines, which is around 800,000 to 1 million to arrive in June. It’s through UNICEF (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund). There will be a bidding...

DOH reports 4 cases of ‘walking pneumonia’ as of Nov. 25
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DOH reports 4 cases of ‘walking pneumonia’ as of Nov. 25

2023 December 6 MANILA – The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday reported four confirmed cases of mycoplasma pneumoniae infection or “walking pneumonia” among recorded influenza-like illness (ILI) cases as of Nov. 25. “These cases have been reported in the previous morbidity weeks 3, 30, 37, and 38, with one case each. The existing surveillance is among...

DOH: No reported cases of ‘walking pneumonia’ in Philippines yet
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DOH: No reported cases of ‘walking pneumonia’ in Philippines yet

2023 December 4 MANILA – There are no local cases of “walking pneumonia” logged in the country as the illness causes outbreaks in China and Denmark, a health official said on Monday. “So far, this has not been reported simply because these are not being routinely tested,” Department of Health (DOH) Undersecretary Eric Tayag said in a...

More bivalent Covid-19 vaccine doses expected by yearend
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More bivalent Covid-19 vaccine doses expected by yearend

2023 September 5 MANILA – The country is expecting to receive donations of bivalent vaccine doses against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) from the COVAX Facility by the end of this year or early next year.  COVAX Facility is a worldwide initiative which aims to provide equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines. Department of Health Undersecretary Enrique Tayag...

Daily average of new Covid cases down by 3%
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Daily average of new Covid cases down by 3%

2023 September 4 MANILA – The country’s daily average for new coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases went down by 3 percent from Aug. 28 to Sept. 3, the Department of Health (DOH) reported Monday. In its latest case bulletin, the agency recorded 111 daily infections, three cases lower than the 114 cases recorded in the previous...

Free Nursing & Medical Professional Web Conference Friday, June 2
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Free Nursing & Medical Professional Web Conference Friday, June 2

Do you know a newcomer in Canada who is looking to get into the Nursing & Medical Profession? Canadian Immigrant and ACCES Employment proudly present a FREE one-stop web industry-specific virtual web conference series connecting newcomers in Canada with information and inspiration to launch into their dream careers. Happening Friday, this FREE 90-minute event will discuss career development, education and aspects of settlement you need to succeed on your...