Teachers in face-to-face classes needed to get vaccinated
TEACHERS who will take part in the pilot testing of limited face-to-face classes will be vaccinated against Covid19, Education Undersecretary Nepomuceno Malaluan said.
“May kasunduan with the Department of Health na ‘yung mga nasa schools na kalahok dito sa pilot face-to-face ay kahit hindi nasa priority areas ay bibigyan ng consideration para sa vaccination,” Malaluan said.
But Malaluan said that DepEd is pressing an institutional approach to the prioritization of teachers in the government’s vaccination program.
“Tayo ay represented sa ating National Vaccine Operations Center. Ang itinutulak po natin palagi ay institutional approach to the vaccination of our teachers,” he said.
The vaccination of teachers will be through local government units.
As of September 6, Malaluan said that 300,000 or 30 percent of teachers have been vaccinated.
“Sa NCR po ay umabot na ng 80%, ang Region IV-A ay nearly 60%, at doon sa Western Visayas ay 47% na,” the official said.
Earlier World Health Organization and UNICEF said teachers and school staff should be prioritized for Covid19 vaccinations so that schools can stay open.