UST Golden Tigress Imee Hernandez receives a Covid-19 vaccine booster shot during the "PinasLakas" campaign in UST on Thursday, Sept. 22, at the UST Practice Gym. (Photo by Josh Nikkolai S. Bravo/ The Varsitarian)

THE UNIVERSITY will again serve as a one-day Covid-19 vaccine booster site on Tuesday, Oct. 18, as it is set to participate anew in the national government’s “PinasLakas” campaign.

Booster doses will be made available to UST students, staff, and officials on a first-come, first-served basis from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the UST Practice Gym.

In a circular dated Oct. 17, UST Secretary General Fr. Louie Coronel, O.P. “strongly encouraged” Thomasians to get their booster doses.

“All concerned administrative and academic officials, academic staff, support staff, security and maintenance staff, and students, who have not yet received their booster doses, are strongly encouraged to participate in the Covid-19 vaccination program,” Coronel said.

Thomasians must register on to avail themselves of the booster doses and submit written consent forms upon registration.

Participants must also present their UST IDs or any valid ID and proof of their primary series Covid-19 vaccination.

UST staff and students are required to present a health declaration checklist from the Thomasian Online Medical Services and Support (ThOMedSS). Direct-hired staff and UST staff dependents must submit a health declaration on the StaySafe.PH app.

All participants must wear well-fitted masks and observe minimum public health protocols inside the University. Those with Covid-19 symptoms will not be allowed to enter the University.

The PinasLakas booster site will again be launched in coordination with the Manila Health Department and the Department of Health.

A total of 1,676 UST students, staff, and staff dependents were inoculated during the launch of the PinasLakas campaign at the University on Sept. 22. 

UST was the first Philippine higher education institution (HEI) to participate in the campaign. Hannah Joyce Andaya


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