Man gets a flu shot at a health facility in Washington, DC. US health officials are pushing Americans to get vaccinated against the flu to help prevent hospitals already busy battling Covid-19 from being overwhelmed this winter, but false claims are threatening their efforts. Misinformation on social media, particularly that a flu shot will increase the risk of contracting the coronavirus or cause you to test positive for Covid-19 -- it won't -- is undermining the public health message. EVA HAMBACH / AFP

Vaccine czar must for PH

SENATE President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto has urged Malacañang to appoint a “vaccine czar” who can solve the “importation to injection” challenges of getting the COVID-19 vaccine to 110 million