/ 17 March 2021

AS part of its commitment to support the government’s fight against Covid19, the Department of Education’s office in Bicol will disseminate information on the government’s vaccination program.

DepEd-Bicol spokesperson Mayflor Jumamil said that the information materials shared by the Department of Health will be distributed to the communities and stakeholders.

“Teachers will also incorporate about vaccination in their lessons, they can also discuss it during sessions. Infographics and other materials by DOH-Bicol are also shared on our official social media page,” Jumamil said.

The official said the Education department aims to help erase public fear of vaccines.

DepEd-Bicol Regional director Gilbert Sadsad reiterated the agency’s commitment to support the vaccination program but with strict compliance with health protocols and policies of the department.

“DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones has already stated early on that teachers or DepEd personnel will not be allowed to administer the vaccine because of lack of proper training but can help and contribute in the information campaign about the program,” Sadsad said.

Jumamil said that school facilities and classrooms may be used as vaccination centers if given clearance by local health units.