16 schools may serve as vaccination centers for students ahead of F2F classes

By: Delta Dyrecka Letigio - CDN Digital | March 30,2022 - 05:31 PM
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Minors line up for vaccination in a vax site in Cebu City. CDN Digital photo | Morexete Marie B. Erram

(Updated) CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Education (DepEd) Cebu City has identified 16 schools that will serve as vaccination sites for students as the agency prepares for limited face-to-face (F2F) classes in May 2022.

Cebu City Superintendent Doctor Rhea Angtud said that while 13 schools have been identified as the pilot for the F2F classes starting next school year, they plan the vaccination ahead in the hopes to vaccinate more students.

This way, should more schools be approved for F2F classes, the city will be ready with fully vaccinated students.

The 13 schools will also hold limited F2F classes as a trial period starting May 2022 and DepEd and the Cebu City Health Department (CHD) will take the opportunity to get as many students vaccinated.

Acting City Health Officer Doctor Jeffrey Ibones said that they want to hold as many vaccination drives in the schools as possible so the vaccines will be accessible to the students.

The 15 identified proposed schools in the urban barangays will serve as the start of their school vaccination drive, but eventually, the City Health will move to the mountain barangay schools as well.

The 16 schools proposed to be vaccination sites are:

  • City Central School
  • Pit-os National High School
  • Hipodromo Elementary School
  • Zapatera Elementary School
  • Banilad Elementary School
  • Barrio Luz Elementary School
  • Camp Lapu-lapu Elementary School
  • Talamaban Elementary School
  • Labangon Elementary School
  • Labangon Bliss Elementary School
  • Oprra Elementary School
  • Tisa National High School
  • Banawa Elementary School
  • Bulacao Community Eleection School
  • San Nicoals Elementary School
  • Sawang Calero Elementary School

Ibones said they will coordinate with the Deped on the vaccination drive but they are now open for private schools that wish to hold vaccination drives as well.

“Pwede ta modawat na of request if ganahan gyod sila. Pero sa 5 to 11 years old, kailangan duol silag hospital. Kung 12 to 17 years old okay ra,” said Ibones.

The chief doctor is encouraging parents to vaccinate their children against COVID-19 so that when the time comes that they will be required to go back to F2F classes, they will be safe.

CHD will also announce soon where the school vaccinations will be held in the coming weeks.

/bmjo

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