/ 26 April 2021

THE UNIVERSITY of the Philippines in Los Baños has opened its Copeland Gymnasium for the Covid19 vaccination of some residents.

The vaccination drive, led by the Municipal Health Office, started on April 22, 2021.

The program was attended by Chancellor Jose V. Camacho, Jr., Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs Roberto P. Cereno, and Director Genaro Cuaresma of the UP Resilience Institute. Also present were Los Baños Mayor Antonio Kalaw and Dr. Alvin Isidoro, municipal health officer and vice chairman of the task force for Covid19 of Los Baños.

UPLB’s collaboration with the local government of Los Baños is in line with the agreement between the Commission on Higher Education and the Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines to establish vaccination centers in campuses to expand vaccination efforts in the country.

Through the vaccination program, Los Baños residents can pre-register to get vaccinated against Covid19 for free.