COVID-19 vaccines to be tackled in UPAA eKapihan via Zoom

| Posted by UP Media and Public Relations Office

The UP Alumni Association (UPAA) is hosting another “e-Kapihan ng Bayan sa UP” via Zoom on 23 February 2021, Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. (Manila time). The discussion will focus on a topic that is gravely affecting our country and how we can better cope with it: “COVID-19 Vaccines in the Philippines”—their availability, comparative efficacies, and affordability. A lively discussion is expected in the open forum.

The resource speaker will be Dr. Edsel Maurice T. Salvana, Director, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, National Institute of Health, University of the Philippines Manila, and Adjunct Professor for Global Health, University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Salvana is also a member of the government’s Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) technical working group on new coronavirus variants.

Those interested are invited to register with the UPAA Secretariat at Tels. 920-6868; 920-6871; Mobile 0917-8372098; or e-mail to get the Zoom meeting ID and their personal participant’s passwords. You may also contact UPAA Executive Director Romeo S.A. Carlos at mobile number (0921) 285-5332.

Open to all UP alumni, faculty, and students, as well as the general public, the e-Kapihan ng Bayan sa UP is a public service project of the UPAA, which aims to serve as a regular forum for intelligent and constructive discussion of issues relevant to our development as a nation. In a democracy like the Philippines, such public discourse is a valuable tool for guiding the national leaders and all concerned citizens to collectively confront and attempt to resolve the challenges posed by current issues of general concern.