CHED launches COVID-19 vaccination caravan for tertiary level

Published October 12, 2021, 9:21 PM

by Merlina Hernando-Malipot

To encourage more students and higher education personnel to get vaccinated against coronavirus disease (COVID-19), a vaccination caravan will be launched by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).

In May, CHED partnered with the City Government of Manila and jointly conducted a symbolic vaccination of higher education frontliners at the Universidad de Manila (ALI VICOY / MANILA BULLETIN)

“This is to highlight the urgency of vaccination and encourage all education personnel, faculty, administrators and students to immediately get vaccinated because more vaccines are coming in,” said CHED Chairman Popoy De Vera in a virtual press briefing on Oct. 11.

De Vera said that the vaccination caravan will be brought to different parts of the country.

On Wednesday, Oct. 13, CHED will be at the Mabalacat City College and Our Lady of Fatima University in San Fernando, Pampanga to vaccinate students.

“About 1,500 students will be vaccinated during that day,” De Vera said.

On Thursday, Oct. 15, De Vera will be in University of Southeastern Philippines in Davao to observe the vaccination of 100 higher education personnel and 100 students.

Next week, De Vera said that around 300 student-athletes from the University of the Philippines (UP) – College of Human Kinetics will be vaccinated against COVID-19.

This, De Vera said, is also for the student-athletes in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) in various areas in Manila.

As of Oct. 6, De Vera said that 73 percent of higher education personnel in 1,488 universities and colleges in the country are already vaccinated against COVID-19.


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