95% of personnel, 56% of students in tertiary level now vaccinated vs COVID-19 — CHED

Published December 13, 2021, 6:03 PM

by Merlina Hernando-Malipot

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) on Monday, Dec. 13, cited the continued increase in the vaccination rate of students, teaching and non-teaching personnel at the tertiary level.


During the ceremonial signing on the joint memorandum circular on the resumption of collegiate athletic training, CHED Chairman Popoy De Vera gave a vaccination update in the tertiary level.

Citing data as of Dec. 9, De Vera said that 247, 604 out of the 292,969 teaching and non-teaching personnel in higher education institutions (HEIs) nationwide are vaccinated against coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

De Vera said that “85.81 percent received at least one jab.”

Meanwhile, De Vera noted that out of the 4, 099, 519 reported number of tertiary students, “56. 41 percent received at least one jab” which means that 2, 310, 37 are already vaccinated.

“I’d like to thank our universities for helping us rapidly increase our vaccination rate,” De Vera said. Noting that the universities and colleges have been very cooperative when it comes to the guidelines and vaccination of students and faculty — among others.

“We have universities helping the actual crafting of the guidelines because they know best what is needed at the ground level,” De Vera said.

“I hope that we will continue to work together in any activity inside and outside the universities,” he added.