CLSU Joins the Regional Simultaneous Vaccination Program for Undergraduate and Graduate Students in Central Luzon
The Central Luzon State University (CLSU) joins other Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the Regional Simultaneous Vaccination Program for Tertiary Students (RSVP-TS) in Central Luzon on November 19, 2021, with the theme “Mag-aaral rumesBAKUNA na. Now na! Bakunado, Protektado!.” The activity was graced by Dr. Edgar A. Orden, CLSU President together with Dr. Elizabeth DC. Leovaras, CLSU Local Task Force Chair, Dr. Irene Bustos, OSA Dean, and the doctors and nurses from the CLSU Infirmary, the Department of Health III, and the LGU Health Center, Science City of Munoz, Nueva Ecija.
The RSVP-TS was spearheaded by the Commission on Higher Education Regional Office III (CHEDRO III) headed by Dr. Maria Teresita M. Semana, Regional Director, in coordination with the Central Luzon Regional Offices of the Department of Health (DOH), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), and Philippine Information Agency (PIA), and the 19 identified vaccination sites throughout the region.
The program aims to vaccinate at least eighty percent of the students’ population by the end of November in preparation for the implementation of the joint memorandum circular No. 2021-001 of CHED and DOH allowing the conduct of limited face-to-face classes in HEIs.
According to Dr. Maria Teresita Semana “this RSVP-TS is for all the students in Central Luzon, we are rolling out the vaccination program to complement the respective programs of the local government units as well as the HEIs.”
Dr. J. Prospero E. De Vera III, CHED Chairperson also graced the event with a message encouraging the students to take part in the vaccination efforts. Also showing their support through video messages were former Presidential Spokesperson Atty. Harry L. Roque, DILG Undersecretary Eduardo M. Año, DOH Asst. Secretary Dr. Maria Francia M. Laxamana, PCOO Undersecretary George A. Apacible, and DILG3 Regional Director Karl Caesar R. Rimando also attended the virtual program.
The first one who got a jab administered inside the campus was Mr. Carl Joshua Fernando, a 3rd year student taking Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Medicine. “I am encouraging other students to get vaccinated and be a part of the caravan for the safe implementation of limited face-to-face classes,” said Mr. Fernando.
A series of vaccination activities are scheduled at CLSU until November 24, 2021, to accommodate the pre-registered students from the Science City of Munoz and the neighboring towns.
All students (CLSU or Non-CLSU), whether walk-in or with registration, will be accommodated for vaccination starting November 22-24 and 26 at the Multipurpose Gym, CLSU.
Please note the following requirements:
For 18 and above (Nov. 22-24):
1. Student ID card
For 12-17 years old (Nov. 26):
1. Birth certificate
2. Student ID card
3. Should be accompanied by a parent/guardian
*Those with comorbidity will not be accommodated. Kindly proceed directly to Premiere Medical Center or PJG Hospital in Cabanatuan City (as per IATF directive).