Category : Students | Sub Category : Students Welfare Posted on 2022-02-22 11:05:28
The ceremonial vaccination for pediatric population (5 to 11 years old) kicked off at the Catanduanes State University (CatSU) Gymnasium, Monday, February 21, 2022. This was when Dr. Patrick Alain T. Azanza, CatSU President, opened the University gates last year in order to help the community in its quest to fight the pandemic brought by the novel corona virus.
The vaccination roll-out for paediatrics dubbed as Resbakunakids is a project of the Department of Health (DOH) Catanduanes which was simultaneously done at the CatSU Vaccination Center, Virac Town Center (VTC), and Virac Sports Center with the aim of having at least 300 vaccinees for each site on its first day.
The first to have been inoculated was a 10 year old boy who, according to his mother, was very much willing to get vaccinated because they believe it would give them the protection against the Covid 19 virus, and will give them ability to mingle with the rest of the children, with standard health protocols still to observe.
Dr. Hazel Palmes, Head of the Provincial Health Office (PHO), it is important and essential that the kids get vaccinated in preparation for the return of face-to-face classes in the very near future.
In attendance during the ceremonial vaccination were local and provincial officials such as Governor Joseph Boboy Cua, Congressman Hector S. Sanchez, DOH Provincial Director, Dr. Robert John Aquino, invited pediatric doctors, and with special guest, Department of Health Regional Director, Dr. Ernie Vera.
DOH Catanduanes and CatSU Covax Team made sure that the kids are accommodated well and comfortable for the day’s activity. Party clowns and magic show were prepared, including an ice cream corner. Several non-government organizations such as The Fraternal Order of Eagles made these sponsorship possible.
PNP personnel were also present to share information about child abuse for the parents who accompanied their children. #CVecilles