CHED ASKS DOH TO INCLUDE HEIs TEACHING, NON-TEACHING STAFF IN VACCINE PROGRAM
THE COMMISSION on Higher Education has requested the Department of Health to include teaching and non-teaching personnel of public and private higher education institutions in the priority group of the government’s Covid19 vaccination program.
CHED issued a memorandum on March 16, asking its regional directors for a list of teaching and non-teaching personnel from both private and public HEIs who would like to be inoculated against the disease.
“The request has already been approved by the Inter-Agency Task Force upon my motion. The Department of Health is asking for the names of teaching and non-teaching personnel so we can include them,” CHED Chairman Prospero De Vera said.
De Vera said the request was made because “we need to slowly open our colleges and universities as part of the reopening of the economy.”
Earlier, forty organizations asked the National Immunization Technical Advisory Group to move teachers up the priority list of the vaccination program, from the current B group to A4.
The A4 group includes frontline personnel in essential sectors, including uniformed personnel and those in working sectors identified by the Inter-Agency Task Force as essential during enhanced community quarantine.
The registration for the teaching personnel could be viewed at : http://bit.ly/CHEDRegistry-COVID-19Vaccination-Teaching while non-teaching personnel can access this link http://bit.ly/CHEDRegistry-COVID-19Vaccination-Non-Teaching.