by: Erah Brunekah S. Peregrino, LPT
In response to the solution of the recent global pandemic, the Maryknoll School of Lambajon, Inc. together with the Baganga Municipal Health Office headed by Dr. Violeta Morales conducted a Covid-19 Vaccination on November 15, 2021.
Facilities were prepared to ensure the strict observance of the safety health protocols. Students were given consent and accompanied by their parents and guardians. There were 280 students who got their first vaccine dose.
The Maryknoll High School of Lambajon community, under the leadership Fr. Rey M. Armasa, believes that through this vaccination activity, face-to-face classes would be made possible soon.
Several other Catholic Schools in Davao, Digos, Tagum, and Mati Dioceses have also made available their school facilities and medical volunteers to the Department of Health and local government units for the conduct of mass Covid-19 vaccination.
Last July 2 & 3 and on July 9 & 10 at the Ateneo de Davao University, the Davao Association of Catholic Schools, Inc. (DACS, Inc.) organized with the Davao City government the vaccination of around 3,000 teachers and school personnel. DACS, Inc. is organizing another round of vaccination for students on December 6, 7, 13, & 14 at the University of Immaculate Conception, Bajada Campus.
The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) has recommended the vaccination of the seventy percent (70%) of the entire population of the country to achieve herd immunity so that economy can slowly open up. National Vaccination days are scheduled on November 29 – December 1, 2021 to encourage more Filipinos to have themselves vaccinated.