Even before the vaccine rollout, ASCOT has surveyed the employees that are willing to be vaccinated. Each office has been given information sheets where they list their contact information. Initially, not all were certain to get the vaccine. There were still some employees that were undecided or had reservations. The list containing the names of employees willing to be vaccinated was submitted to LGU Baler. This was for the scheduling.
As the vaccination drive kicked off in Aurora, several employees took the initiative to line up at vaccination sites all over the province. College Nurse Genalyn C. Gudoy continued sharing updates regarding vaccination schedules to encourage others to get vaccinated. She also shared news and relevant information regarding Covid-19.
Last September 03, the college has scheduled a vaccination drive for all faculty and staff of ASCOT at the Aurora Trading Center (ATC), Sitio Setan, Calabuanan, Baler, Aurora. Employees who missed this schedule can still go to the nearest vaccination site in their respective municipalities.
Employees who have doubts before or have reservations about getting vaccinated are slowly changing their minds. One factor is the tireless information dissemination of the staff in our school clinic. They are debunking myths surrounding vaccination and such. Another one is the rising cases in the province—the highest daily tally was 90 on September 23.
As of this writing, one-hundred ninety-six employees got their vaccine. More are lining up to get their first and second dose.