Category : COVID 19 | Sub Category : Vaccination Program Posted on 2021-11-13 18:37:14
When the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) began considering the implementation of limited face to face classes in health-related courses in higher educational institutions (HEIs) in the country despite the continuing corona virus pandemic, the Catanduanes State University (CatSU), led by President Patrick Alain T. Azanza, immediately pushed for the establishment of its own Covid-19 vaccination center inside the Main campus.
Through its Medical and Dental Services/College of Health and Sciences-Nursing Department, the University coordinated with the Provincial Health Office and the Virac Rural Health Unit, as well as the Department of Health Provincial Office, the Eastern Bicol Medical Center (EBMC), and the Catanduanes Medical Society (CMS) on how the vaccination center could become a reality.
Despite its limited number of personnel and equipment, the Medical and Dental Services staff led by Medical Officer III, Dr. Felix III C. Ma, managed to secure the cooperation of the Faculty of the College of Health Sciences – Nursing Department, Nurse-Volunteer CatSU personnel, as well as the ambulance and rescue personnel of the Philippine Red Cross Catanduanes Chapter and MDRRMO Virac.
With the Catanduanes Medical Society providing doctors and the EBMC staff, the MDS staff and CHS faculty, employees from other offices, and volunteer nurses successfully held their first vaccination roll out on August 17, 2021, inoculating 22 teaching, 35 non-teaching, and 41 JO/CoS/Part-time personnel who belong to the A2 and A3 category.
Vaccination roll-outs were conducted on August 24, September 3, 14, 22, October 1, 15, 20, 31, November 4, 5, 9 and 10, bringing the total number of vaccinated CatSU personnel to 793.
As one of the University-based vaccination centers in Bicol manned by its own health personnel, the CatSU Vaccination Center is working with the Eastern Bicol Medical Center and Rural Health Unit of Virac in expanding the vaccination roll-out to the eligible population.
With the vaccination center operating smoothly despite all the challenges, the Catanduanes State University hopes to complete vaccination of all its remaining personnel and assist local health authorities in extending its services to the rest of the surrounding communities as its contribution to the fight against the pandemic.
𝐃𝐚𝐭𝐚 𝐒𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐜𝐞𝐬: 𝐂𝐚𝐭𝐒𝐔 𝐌𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 & 𝐃𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐒𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐬, 𝐇𝐮𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐜𝐞 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐎𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐞