The first in-campus vaccination rollout for students 12 to 17 years old was a bold achievement in the institution’s advocacy to expand the vaccination rate against COVID-19. A total of 633 individuals were inoculated, mostly high school students, in a span of four hours on November 12, 2021.
Bacolod City’s Emergency Operations Center – Task Force (EOC-TF) spearheaded the event with volunteers from La Consolacion College Bacolod, Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and students from med and nursing schools in the city. The teams efficiently managed a crowd of more than a thousand people at the Centennial Covered Quadrangle. DOH requires that each minor must be accompanied by their parent or guardian.
About a quarter of the student population in the high school departments of LCC Bacolod were vaccinated at the event.
The next vaccination schedule in LCC Bacolod will be on December 3, 2021 for the second dose. Students who were not able to participate on the first vaccination drive may still join on the said schedule.
La Consolacion College Bacolod is preparing to apply for permission to open limited in-person classes in its BS Hospitality Management, Culinary Arts, and BS Tourism Management programs. The said offerings have recently been included in the list of baccalaureate programs that may be granted the permission based on the criteria outlined in CHED-DOH Joint Memorandum Circular 2021-001 or the Guidelines on the Gradual Reopening of Campuses of Higher Education Institutions for Limited Face-to-Face Classes during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Based on the survey conducted among the students of the said programs, about 42% of the students have already been fully vaccinated while 45% have received the first dose. Only 13% have yet to be vaccinated.