/ 9 October 2021

ALMOST 60 percent of teaching and non-teaching personnel nationwide have been vaccinated against Covid19, the Department of Education said.

“I am very pleased to announce that more than half of the workforce of the Department of Education got their Covid19 vaccine. It goes to show that majority of us want to have a safer  school year 2021-2022, especially that we are about to start the limited face-to-face classes,” Education Secretary Leonor Briones said.

Records showed that 588,561 or 56.73 percent of teaching and non-teaching personnel have either received their first dose or been fully vaccinated.

Meanwhile, around 400,000 DepEd personnel are either waiting for their jab schedule or still undecided.

“The data, covering 970,397 personnel from field offices and schools, are based on the submissions of the Regional Covid19 Response/Vaccination Focals to the Bureau of Learner Support Service – School Health Division,” Undersecretary for Administration Alain Pascua stated.

He called on teachers to get vaccinated.

“It is part of our shared responsibility to make sure that our family, friends, learners, and communities are safe,” he added.