/ 22 August 2022

ALL 13 public schools in San Juan City will implement 100 percent face-to-face classes, Mayor Francis Zamora said.

The mayor will inspect the first day of classes on August 22, beginning in San Juan Elementary School.

Zamora is confident that the schools are prepared to welcome students back after the conduct of several Brigada Eskwela programs.

The city also conducted several larvae trapping and misting sessions in the schools to help prevent dengue.

The city also believes that there is a low risk of children getting Covid19 as the city had the highest vaccination rate and booster rate in the country. As of August 18, it had fully vaccinated 264.93 percent of its target population and administered 1st booster shots to 109.55 percent of its target population.

“San Juan City continues to vaccinate our population against Covid19 to make sure our constituents are protected against the virus. We are now administering booster shots to qualified populations and will also give primary series to those who recently qualified, like our children,” Zamora said.

The mayor also ordered the City Health Department to open satellite vaccination sites in all 13 schools to make the vaccine more accessible to the children, their parents and teachers.

“The vaccination of children is not compulsory. However, we want to encourage the parents to have their kids vaccinated against Covid19 so they are protected against the ill effects of the virus. To make sure the vaccine is accessible, we will set up satellite Covid19 vaccination sites in all our public schools in the city,” he said.