June 14, 2024

More than 85 percent of teaching and non-teaching personnel in higher education institutions (HEIs) have been vaccinated against the Covid-19 as of Jan. 11, Commission on Higher Education chair Prospero de Vera III said.
“Our vaccination rate is higher than our national average. What they’re having now are booster shots,” he said in a briefing.
Meantime, the percentage of HEI students who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 is already 60 percent.
De Vera noted HEIs that will start with its limited face-to-face classes within the month have a 95 percent vaccination rate.
“Our school-based vaccination system continues, but we’re focusing on the booster shots and places that are far,” he said.
He added many HEIs have retrofitted their facilities and are ready for limited in-person classes, but they are still waiting for the surge of Covid-19 cases to subside.
The CHED said HEIs in areas under alert level 3 can start limited physical classes for all degree programs by Jan. 31.
However, they have the discretion to start their classes at a later date depending on Covid-19 situations on the ground. – PNA