700 San Fernando uni students get inoculated against Covid-19
Some 700 students at the San Fernando City campus of Our Lady of Fatima University were inoculated against Covid-19 under the government’s vaccination program.
According to the Philippine Information Agency, the inoculation drive was part of “PADYAK! Para sa Flexible Learning: Sama-samang Vaccination” pilot activity of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).
The project seeks to vaccinate college students who will soon take part in expanded limited face-to-face classes.
In the PIA report, Commissioner Prospero De Vera III underscored that CHED, together with National Task Force Against COVID-19, is bent on rapidly vaccinating students as this is the only way of reopening the higher education system.
“We started going around to send a message for the students to get vaccinated, and for them to encourage everyone else… That is why we are going around; we want that this coming October and November, they will be vaccinated,” he said.
About 180 universities and colleges with more than 20,000 students have already been authorized ever since the national government gave the green light on the reopening of face-to-face classes for medical and allied health sciences in January, the report said.
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