Vaccination is currently the leading health prevention strategy to end the Covid- 19 pandemic.

Riverside College, Inc. opened its doors for a school-based vaccination last July 28, 2021. This is in collaboration with the Emergency Operations Center Task Force (EOC-RF) of Bacolod City through Dr. Chris Sorongon, the Deputy for Medical Data and Analysis. A total of 311 students were vaccinated, among whom, 48 were Nursing students who received their second dose for the vaccine while 263 others from Physical Therapy, Medical Technology, Radiologic Technology and Allied programs got their first dose. RCI employees and their dependents also availed of the vaccine.

Clinical instructors from the Colleges of Nursing, Physical Therapy, Medical Technology, and Radiologic Technology volunteered in the communication, registration, assessment, inoculation, observation and isolation of the vaccines.

The Core Team who ensured the smooth flow of the vaccination process was composed of Ms. Laarni Sotomil of the College of Nursing, Dr. Emie Rose Leyes and Ms. Iche Calates of the HR Office, Mr. Cris Corpus from the Property and Dr. Michelle Saplada, VPAA. A token of appreciation was given by RCI to its employees who have submitted themselves for vaccination.

RCI’s contribution to the attainment of herd immunity in the city is its goal of having 100% of its employees fully vaccinated.