21 October 2021
PADYAK! Para sa Flexible Learning: College Students Avail of Sama-Samang Vaccination Program
As higher education institutions (HEIs) prepare for the expansion of limited face-to-face classes, college students queued for the school-based COVID-19 vaccination in Mabalacat City College (MCC) and Our lady of Fatima University (OLFU) – Pampanga on Wednesday, October 13, 2021.Through the caravan piloted by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the National Task Force Against COVID-19, eight hundred (800) students from the MCC and seven hundred (700) from OLFU received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Chairperson, J. Prospero De Vera III said the government targets to slowly open HEIs for a combination of online, offline and face-to-face classes through increasing the levels of safety for everyone in the schools.
“When there is a high level of vaccination, the assurance of an additional level of safety is there so that we can now start to reopen our schools slowly. We can only successfully do that if we increase the level of safety for everyone in the schools, not just among faculty and employees, but among students as well,” Chair De Vera said.
While the urgent need for hands-on experience is immensely significant, the safety of the students is also a reason behind the aggressive effort of the government to vaccinate all the faculty members, staff and students in all HEIs.
The simultaneous activity was graced by CHED Chairperson, J. Prospero De Vera III, NTF Chief Implementer and Vaccines Secretary, Carlito Galvez Jr., NTF Special Adviser Dr. Teodoro Herbosa, Senator Sherwin ‘Win’ Gatchalian City Mayor, Hon. Edwin “EdSa” Santiago, City Vice Mayor, Hon. Jimmy Lazatin, DOH Region III Regional Director, Corazon I. Flores, MD, MPH, CESO IV, PIA Region III Regional Director, William L. Beltran and CHEDRO-III Regional Director, Dr. Maria Teresita M. Semana.
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