Category : COVID 19 | Sub Category : Vaccination Program Posted on 2021-11-13 18:10:12
The Catanduanes State University made history for having been the first SUC in the island province of Catanduanes and the second in the Bicol region to be an accredited Vaccination Center, on August 13, 2021.
In its quest for herd immunity and to qualify for a return to Face to Face mode of learning, CatSU led by its SUC President III, Dr. Patrick Alain T. Azanza, kicked off its Students Vaccination Program on November 4, 2021 and followed by a Ceremonial Vaccination the next day. Earlier, there were 20 student leaders who were vaccinated first to commence the said initiative.
The new CatSU administration exerted all its efforts to coordinate with the Department of Health (DOH) Provincial Officer Dr. Robert John Aquino as well as the Provincial and Municipal Government Units led by Governor Joseph C. Cua and all Municipal Mayors for the realization of the program. With the CatSU students’ vaccination program in progress, as of November 10, 2021, a total of 3,320 had been vaccinated. This includes those who have been vaccinated in their respective municipality, with coordination made possible between the CatSU Vaccination Team and Rural Health Units from all 11 municipalities. Thus, making the running percentage of vaccinated students to 30%.
November 11, 2021 was set as an exclusive vaccination day for all CatSU students. The University aims to have all 11,062 students get vaccinated in order to ensure safety and protection against the Covid 19 virus.
On the other hand, also present during the Ceremonial Vaccination Program were, Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Region V officials headed by Director IV, Dr. Freddie T. Bernal and Education Specialist II, Dr. Pamela S. Viñas. They were joined by the Provincial government leaders, Governor Joseph C. Cua, DOH Provincial Officer Dr. Robert John Aquino, Virac Municipal Mayor, Sinforoso Sarmiento, and CatSU Key officials.
Dr. Azanza thanked in particular, the following agencies and other civic organizations: Catanduanes Medical Society, Phil. Nurses Association – Catanduanes Chapter, Eastern Bicol Medical Center (EBMC) Staff, CatSU Covid -19 Vaccination Team, Department of Health (DOH) Catanduanes personnel, Provincial Health Office (PHO), Phil. Red Cross – Catanduanes Chapter, MDRRMO Virac, and to all volunteers such as The Fraternal Order of Eagles (TFOE), Rotary Club of Virac, and other private individuals, for all the help and support extended.
To qualify for a return to face to face learning mode, CHED requires all SUCs to have at least 90% of its student population vaccinated. #cvecilles