Gatchalian wants public school teachers prioritized in COVID-19 vaccination
Senator Win Gatchalian urges the National Task Force Against COVID-19 to include public school teachers in the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine.
According to Gatchalian, giving teachers the COVID-19 vaccine is a important. Gatchalian is the chairman of the Senate Committee on Basic Education, Arts and Culture.
Gatchalian said that since the pandemic,teachers and non-teaching staff have been serving as frontliners to ensure learning continuity for more than 22 million learners.
Gatchalian said that teachers risked their health and safety by distributing learning materials.
Only recently, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recently called on governments to treat teachers as frontline workers and give them priority access to COVID-19 vaccines.
“Dahil ang ating mga guro, mga punong-guro, at kawani ng mga paaralan ay nagsisilbing mga frontliners sa pagpapatuloy ng edukasyon, nararapat lamang na mabilang sila sa mga unang makakatanggap ng bakuna laban sa COVID-19. Mahalagang hakbang ito upang matiyak nating ang pagbabalik ng ating mga mag-aaral sa mga paaralan ay magiging ligtas,” Gatchalian said.