Vaccine rollout discussed in UP COVID forum

| Written by Jo. Florendo B. Lontoc


Dr. Enrique Tayag of the Department of Health (DOH) is the featured resource person in the University of the Philippines (UP) webinar on the vaccine roll-out, “COVID-19 Vaccines: Naiinip Ka Na Ba?”, to be livestreamed on March 19, 2021 at 12 nn.

With UP professor and DOH Technical Advisory Group member, Dr. Anna Ong Lim, and Dr. Gloria Baltazar, Director of the Bataan General Hospital and Medical Center as reactors, Tayag, a government epidemiologist who is currently Director of the DOH Knowledge Management and Information Technology Service, will discuss what the public can reasonably expect from the government’s vaccination roll-out program.

Dr. Teodoro Herbosa, UP Executive Vice President and National Task Force on COVID-19 Special Adviser, and UP College of Medicine Dean Dr. Charlotte Chiong will also deliver experts’ remarks.

The webinar aims to answer questions such as: How many Filipinos can be expected to be vaccinated this year? What is the projected time of vaccination for health workers and seniors? When will the general public start receiving vaccines? When will vaccines become commercially available? What are the roles of the local government unit and the private sector? What countries into vaccine production seem to be willing to collaborate with the Philippines to provide more supply at the earliest possible time?

The webinar is the 45th in the series of weekly webinars titled “Stop COVID Deaths”, produced by UP in partnership with UP Manila National Institutes of Health-National Telehealth Center and in cooperation with UP Philippine General Hospital.

Those who wish to participate may register at

If registration is already at full capacity, a YouTube Live broadcast will also be available on TVUP at and