Mabalacat City College students start receiving COVID-19 vax

 About 400 students of Mabalacat City College (MCC) have begun receiving their COVID-19 vaccine shots.

The vaccine recipients are students who are 18 years old and above and will undergo their internship this semester. 

Commission on Higher Education Chairperson J. Prospero De Vera III commended the initiative as it reflects how society should come together to fight the pandemic.  

“With the massive digital migration that is happening now, the Higher Education especially its graduating class, shall play a major role in the economic recovery because it is their generation who can skillfully navigate this era. I encourage other local government nnits and institutions to recognize this connection,” he said. 

National Task Force Against Covid-19 Deputy Chief Implementer Vince Dizon likewise expressed support to the initiative which he said will back the economic recovery efforts of the country.

Meanwhile, MCC President Michelle Aguilar-Ong said the vaccination of their students will prepare them to be part of the workforce and of the country’s economic recalibration. 

“Our [MCC] advantage is that Clark, as one of the major economic movers of the country, is just at our doorstep. With its proximity to us, we can have our students immersed in actual work,” Aguilar said. 

She added that aside from inoculating its students, MCC is currently retrofitting its campuses as it eyes to implement bubble on-the-job training for courses that require skill demonstration and mastery.

MCC is the first public college in the country to inoculate its students against Covid-19. 

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