Vaccinating a target of 200 persons, including students, faculty members, staff, and other walk-in individuals; the Aurora State College of Technology (ASCOT) joined the Regional Simultaneous Vaccination Program for Tertiary Students in Central Luzon with the theme, “Mag-aaral RumesBAKUNA na. Now na! Bakunado, Protektado!” at the General Education Building, ASCOT Zabali Campus, November 19.

Organized by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Department of Health (DOH), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), and the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), in cooperation with the College’s Health Services Unit headed by Nurse Genalyn C. Gudoy and Nurse Hyacinth P. Susada, the participants were inoculated using the Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine.

In an interview by the journalists from The Voice of the Sierra (TVOTS), the College’s Official Student Publication; Al Francis Yapes – Department of Health (DOH) Development Management Officer encouraged the students and youth in Aurora to have their vaccines as early as possible to meet 70% target vaccinate rate of the province.

According to the latest DOH-Aurora report, the province has a 55% vaccination rate.

Vaccination among tertiary students is one of the fundamental ways to consider in implementing the possible Limited Face-to-Face Mode of Learning in all levels in the country by next year.

Photo Courtesy: The Voice of the Sierra (TVOTS) and Mrs. Genalyn C. Gudoy, College Nurse