As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise, community vaccination is seen to be the solution to at least lessen the effect of the virus to those who will contract it.
To make the vaccination program of the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Baliwag successful, there is a need for vaccination sites that would accommodate the residents of Baliwag and other individuals working in the municipality. As a response to this, the Montessori De Sagrada Familia (MDSF) administration offered the use of the school’s facility as a vaccination site.
To hold the vaccination program, a spacious and accessible location is a must to ensure the observance of the health protocols to be followed in this pandemic. MDSF, as an educational institution, is a landmark recognized by the community and has a 2,000 seater school gymnasium.
The signing of the memorandum of agreement was held in February attended by Mayor Ferdie Estrella, Municipal Health Officer Dr. Joan Dinlasan, Municipal Administrator Eric Tagle, MDSF Principal Maria Cristina Santos-Silamor, MDSF Human Resource Officer Ma. Carmina Perion, and Campus Management Officer John Jason Silamor.
Meanwhile, Maria Cristina-Silamor encouraged the public to have their vaccination shots as soon as possible to achieve the target herd immunity which would allow the reopening of face-to-face classes.
“Vaccination is the only way to achieve herd immunity. The school management wanted to help the LGU in its efficient vaccination roll out so that the students can go back to attending their physical classes,” she said.