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Department of Health Advisory

DOH COVID-19 Case Bulletin

Ngayong 4 PM, Mayo 11, 2021, ang Department of Health ay nakapagtala ng 4,734 na karagdagang kaso ng COVID-19. Samantala ay mayroon namang naitalang 7,837 na gumaling at 59 na pumanaw.

Sa kabuuang bilang ng mga naitalang kaso sa bansa, 5.1% (56,752) ang aktibong kaso, 93.2% (1,038,175) na ang gumaling, at 1.67% (18,620) ang namatay.

Ang mababang bilang ng kaso ngayong araw ay dulot ng mababang bilang ng mga samples na natanggap ng mga laboratoryo at hindi pagsumite ng datos ng 12 laboratoryo noong Linggo.

Para sa karagdagang detalye, bisitahin ang aming pampublikong site: www.doh.gov.ph/covid19tracker

SOURCE: Department of Health Official Facebook Page

Department of Health Press Release

DOH JOINT PRESS RELEASE
PR No: 2021-04-28-01
28 April 2021
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WIW 2021: DOH, PARTNERS HOLD ‘GET VACCINATED PAMILYANG BIDA’ TO HIGHLIGHT VALUE AND IMPORTANCE OF VACCINATION
Joint Press Release | 28 April 2021
 
The Department of Health (DOH), the Pharmaceutical and Hospital Association of the Philippines (PHAP), the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) and Philippine Foundation for Vaccination (PFV) today streamed the seventh installment of Health Connect Series in celebration of the 2021 World Immunization Week. Organized by PHAP, the Health Connect aims to keep the media and the public informed on important and relevant health issues amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Read full article here: https://bit.ly/2R22zWw

DOH PRESS RELEASE
PR No: 2021-04-27-02
27 April 2021
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DOH: VARIANT FIRST DETECTED IN INDIA CURRENTLY VUI BASED ON WHO DEFINITIONS, IATF TO DISCUSS TRAVEL BAN
Press Release | 27 April 2021

The Department of Health (DOH) on Tuesday clarified that the B.1.617 variant or the variant first detected in India is classified as a variant under investigation (VUI) and not a variant of concern (VOC), based on the technical definitions set by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Read full article here: https://bit.ly/3tYYPU9 

DOH-DOST JOINT PRESS RELEASE
PR No: 2021-04-16-02
16 April 2021
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DOH AND DOST CALL OUT MEDIA INSTITUTIONS CONTINUING TO PUBLISH DISINFORMATION ON COVID-19 VACCINES
Joint Press Release | 16 April 2021

The Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Friday called out *certain* media institutions continuing to publish disinformation on COVID-19 vaccines and said that misleading information on COVID-19 vaccines does more harm than good to Filipinos.

Read full article here: https://bit.ly/3shL8y8 

DOH PRESS RELEASE
PR No: 2021-04-10-01
10 April 2021
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DOH, FDA: SERIOUS ADVERSE EVENT FROM CALOOCAN CITY NOT CAUSED BY COVID-19 VACCINE
Press Release | 10 April 2021

On April 8, a social media post alleged that a 54-year-old male from Caloocan City experienced a serious adverse event after his vaccination with the COVID-19 vaccine. Upon receipt of the said report, the Department of Health (DOH) immediately alerted the Regional Adverse Events Following Immunization Committee (RAEFIC) to conduct a causality assessment to determine if the vaccine had indeed caused the reaction.

DOH-NTF JOINT PRESS RELEASE
PR No: 2021-03-29-01
29 March 2021
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PH RECEIVES FIRST BATCH OF GOVERNMENT-PROCURED VACCINES
Press Release | 29 March 2021

The Philippines on Monday received the first tranche of 1 million CoronaVac vaccine doses out of the total 25 million doses procured by the national government from vaccine manufacturer SINOVAC.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III, National Task Force against COVID-19 Chief Implementer and Vaccine Czar Secretary Carlito G. Galvez Jr. (NTF Vaccine Czar), and Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian received the vaccine doses at Villamor Airbase in Pasay City.

 

Read full article here: https://bit.ly/31x8Fjw

Department of Health Advisory

LOOK: The Department of Health clarifies a circulating video urging people not to wear mask. Ayon sa mga pag-aaral, ang pagsuot ng face mask ay may 85% na tyansang mapababa ang pagkakaroon ng COVID-19.

Ipinapaalala ng kagawaran na ang pagsuot ng mask kaakibat ang tamang paghuhugas ng kamay, pag distansya ng 1 metro, pagsiguro na may maayos na daloy ng hangin at pagbakuna ay mabisa upang makaiwas sa COVID-19.

Always verify information available online with legitimate sources. Maging BIDA, alamin ang tamang impormasyon!

The Jannsen COVID-19 Vaccine under emergency use: What factors did the Health Technology Assessment Council consider in assessing COVID-19 Janssen?

Read more here: http://bit.ly/htac-janssen-vac

KNOW YOUR COVID-19 VACCINE: MODERNA
Data as of May 5, 2021

Information you need to know about the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine:

✅ How many doses and interval in which each dose is taken;
✅ Storage and cold chain requirements;
✅ How well it will do in preventing symptomatic and severe COVID-19;
✅ Common adverse events you can expect following the latest Phase III clinical trials data;
✅ Serious adverse events you can expect following the latest Phase III clinical trials data; and
✅ Clinical trials data with the inclusion of special populations (i.e. elderly, immunocompromised, etc.)

To know more about the eight (😎 COVID-19 vaccines on our current portfolio, click this link 👉 doh.gov.ph/vaccines/know-your-vaccines

Health Technology Assessment Philippines presents the Sinovac COVID-19 Vaccine guidance for health care providers and the general public.

Read them here:
HCP – bit.ly/htac-sinovac-hcp
General Public – bit.ly/htac-sinovac-gp

Health Technology Assessment Philippines presents the Gamaleya COVID-19 Vaccine guidance for health care providers and the general public.

Read them here:
HCP – bit.ly/htac-gamaleya-hcp
General Public – /bit.ly/htac-gamaleya-gp

Department of Health Statements

With the spike of of COVID-19 cases in the country, Dr. Eva Maria Cutiongco-De La Paz stressed that strict implementation of the Prevent, Detect, Isolate, Treat and Reintegrate (PDITR) Strategy of Local Government Units together with continuous adherence to the Minimum Health Protocols of the public can cut down COVID-19 transmission.

The Department of Health assures that the National Government will continue to work to ensure availability of COVID-19 vaccines for all Filipinos, regardless whether the vaccines are procured by the National Government or the private sector.

While the number of COVID-19 cases in the country continues to rise, World Health Organization (WHO) Philippine Representative Dr. Rabindra Abeyasinghe emphasizes that the Philippines is not the only country experiencing this. Dr. Abeyasignhe also adds that even developed countries like the USA and France deal with an increase in COVID-19 cases as well.

Dr. Beverly Ho of the DOH Health Promotion Bureau underscores importance of knowing the right information on COVID-19 vaccines, adding that all vaccines with FDA approval is proven to be safe and effective against the virus.