Thirty-four (34) higher education institutions (HEIs) have now offered their facilities to the local government units (LGUs) to be used as additional vaccination centers inside school properties.
Aside from the seventeen (17) HEIs which were already established as vaccination centers last month, another 17 HEIs were added to the list that were established as vaccination sites:
- Dr. Yanga’s College
- Gov. Alfonso D. Tan College
- Notre Dame of Dadiangas University
- General Santos Doctors Medical Foundation Inc.
- Iloilo Science and Technology University
- John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University
- University of San Agustin
- Ateneo de Zamboanga University
- University of the Philippines Los Baños
- Capiz State University
- Northern Bukidnon State College
- Father Saturnino Urios University
- Butuan Doctors’ College
- Davao Oriental State College Science and Technology
- Cebu Institute of Technology-University
- University of Southeastern Philippines
- University of Immaculate Conception- Bajada Campus
“CapSU recognizes the valuable partnership between the university and LGUs in fighting the spread of COVID-19. With the expected immunization in the coming months, CapSU will be working closely with the local government health unit of Roxas City to implement this massive vaccination to achieve mass immunity against the virus,” said CapSU President Editha C. Alfon.
ISATU President Raul F. Muyong said that the university was inspected by a team of doctors, senior nurses, and the General Service Office Head of Iloilo, and is now identified as one of the four vaccination sites for COVID-19 immunization by the LGU-Iloilo City.
Last April, a Statement of Bayanihan was signed by CHED Chairman J. Prospero E. De Vera III and Gov. Dakila Carlo E. Cua, ULAP National President, to establish additional vaccination centers inside school properties as the country pushes for expanded immunization.
“With this initiative from our HEIs, the country will be assured that when A4 and B1 (vaccination priority lists) come in and the bulk of the vaccines arrive, we would have expanded the vaccination centers”, De Vera said.
De Vera said that more HEIs have signified their interest to be vaccination sites to maximize resources that can now be used in the fight against the current pandemic.
“The Commission lauds these additional 17 HEIs for responding to the call for bayanihan by using HEI facilities as vaccination centers so that more people belonging to the priority groups, including our HEI frontliners will be assured of protection,” he added.
J. PROSPERO E. DE VERA III, DPA
Commission on Higher Education