Tag Archives: Health

Oldest Filipino to get vaccinated with AstraZeneca?

Oldest Filipino to get vaccinated with AstraZeneca?  Tomasa V. Amurao, 101 years old, fondly called “Nanay Po” from Barangay Talon Dos is the oldest Las Piñas resident to get a shot of AstraZeneca vaccine on April 1, 2021. Dr. Benjamir Cabrera, Nanay Po’s grandson, says her grandmother has a medical clearance to get vaccinated. You may want to… Read More »

Definition of tiered close contacts for suspected and COVID-19 positive individuals

Definition of tiered close contacts for suspected and COVID-19 positive individuals Know the different definitions of tiered close contacts for suspected and COVID-19 positive individuals. Let’s stay vigilant and practice PHYSICAL DISTANCING because the farther, the better. High-Risk Close Contacts Both without mask Less than 1.5 m distance indoors More than 15 minutes in a 24-hour period exposure… Read More »

Lakad-bulan

Lakad-bulan (Sambong “Blumea balsamifera”) Bicolanos have their own version of moonwalk that is neither space walking nor dancing. Rather it comes in the form of a medicinal plant, whose local name lakad-bulan literally translates to walking on the moon. Sambong (Blumea balsamifera) of plant Family Asteraceae is native to the Philippines. Locally called lakad-bulan, the B. balsamifera is… Read More »

What is the effectiveness rate of the CORONAVAC Vaccine?

The Philippines received its first COVID-19 vaccine (CORONAVAC) shipment from China today, February 28, 2021. You may ask! What is the effectiveness rate of the CORONAVAC Vaccine? The clinical trial data show that the vaccine is 50% effective in preventing mild symptoms. 78% effective against moderate symptoms, and 100% effective against severe symptoms. Source: @PIADesk via Philippine Department… Read More »

Philhealth Benefit package for COVID-19

  Philhealth Benefit package for COVID-19 Testing Package Community Isolation Package Pneumonia Package Starting April 15, 2020, the new Philhealth packages for CoViD-19 will be effective. Testing Package Php 901-3,409 conducted in RITM-DOH Certified Laboratories. Community Isolation Package Php 22,449 Based on Philhealth Circular 2020-0018. Pneumonia Package Php 43,997 Mild Pneumonia for elderly or with co-existing conditions in… Read More »