/ 1 June 2021

TO PROMOTE the vaccination campaign against Covid19, the Department of Education and the Department of Health held the first town hall meeting for education frontliners.

The meeting, participated by medical experts, shed light on the national vaccination deployment plan, vaccine development, selection, and approval process. It also addressed public concerns on vaccine acceptance and how school health personnel and teachers can participate in communicating key messages of the immunization program.

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III encouraged the participants to cascade the right information on vaccines to the public.

“Nakasalalay sa tagumpay ng bakuna laban sa Covid19 ang tiwala ng ating mamamayan sa halaga ng bakuna bilang instrumento ng pagpapanatili ng magandang antas ng pampublikong kalusugan,” Duque said.

A recording of the town hall meeting will be uploaded in DepEd Learning Management System to allow personnel to watch the meeting at their convenience.

Education Undersecretary for Administration Alain Del Pascua, who is also the chairman of DepEd Task Force Covid19, shared the agency’s plan to heighten the vaccination drive.

“Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones will soon issue a memorandum that will provide details as to how our personnel can effectively engage for the implementation of the vaccination program. This town hall as well as your close involvement is an essential activity that will support our schools in complying with the said memorandum,” Pascua said.

Director Lope Santos III of the Bureau of Learner Support Services said that more meetings and workshops will be held to generate support for the government’s vaccination campaign.

National and local webinars will also be conducted as part of the department’s Vacc2School: Ligtas na Bakuna Para sa Balik-Eskwela! campaign, which aims to inform and engage stakeholders in the promotion of vaccination and other related policies to mitigate Covid19.