Vaccines are in at DLSMHSI! #choosethevaccinenotthevirus #vaccinessavelives

April 12, 2021 | 3:52 pm

DLSMHSI has commenced its vaccination drive for healthcare workers of De La Salle University Medical Center (DLSUMC) and its molecular laboratory, the Cavite-De La Salle COVID-19 Diagnostic Center (CDCDC)

Close to 2000 health care workers under the vaccination priority category A1 are going to be vaccinated beginning March 15. The DLSUMC vaccination team is targeting to inoculate at least 280 per day. The roll-out will continue until all qualified personnel are inoculated with the first dose.

The roll-out on March 15 was graced by Dasmariñas Mayor Jenny Barzaga and representatives of DOH IV-A. Mayor Barzaga, who is a nurse by profession and once worked at DLSUMC, administered the first shots that were administered for the day on Vice Chancellor for Hospital Operations Dr. Roberto Espos Jr. and Vice Chancellor for Research Dr. Charles Yu.


Institutional Chaplain Rev. Fr. Daniel Polzer led the blessings of the vaccines and vaccinees witnessed by the DLSMHSI’s Chancellor, Vice Chancellors, healthcare workers, DOH- IV representative and City Government of Dasmarinas teams with Mayor Barzaga.

In her message, Mayor Barzaga said, “We are very thankful na meron na tayong vaccines kung saan lahat po ng doctors na nakausap ko lahat sila magpapavaccine, ano mang klaseng vaccine because they believe that it will weaken the COVID-19 virus. We are hoping that these coming days more vaccine is coming to our city.”

But despite having the vaccines, she reminded everyone to continue following the minimum health protocols. “Even though there is an available vaccine, it is important to follow [the] protocol of wearing face mask and face shield, physical distancing, and stay at home if it is not necessary go out.”

In his opening message, Dr. Roberto Espos Jr. shared his hope that the vaccines will indeed ease the difficulties brought on by the pandemic.


The Incident Commander of the DLSMHSI COVID Crisis Management Committee and DLSUMC Medical Director Dr. Conrado Crisostomo expressed his gratitude to the government for giving priority to the healthcare workers which is a great help to
continue the hospitals’ services to for the community. He also acknowledged colleagues who have been leading the institution’s response against the public health emergency. “Thank you to the men and women fighting with us and continue fighting with us against this pandemic. Maraming salamat. Of course I thank God for consistently giving us guidance, strength and source of hope during this very difficult times. Hopefully we learn from this experience and we all become better Lasallians.”