/ 12 August 2021

REGION I or the Ilocos Region has the most number of vaccinated teaching and non-teaching personnel, the Department of Education Mobile App vaccination tracker revealed.

Out of 142,463 self-reported vaccinations, 14,670 teaching and 1,863 non-teaching personnel came from DepEd-Region I, the latest app summary report showed.

“I am delighted to share that the number of personnel who are participating in this initiative throughout the country is continuously growing. It is important for us to know the number of vaccinated DepEd employees in creating health and safety policies moving forward,” Education Secretary Leonor Briones said.

According to the latest report released by the Office of the Undersecretary for Administration, 129,747 teaching and 12,716 non-teaching personnel already reported their vaccination status. It added that 171,738 teaching and non-teaching personnel are now fully vaccinated.

“Vaccinated or not, all DepEd personnel are enjoined to report their vaccination status by downloading the DepEd Mobile App in Google Play or App Store and answering the questions therein,” Undersecretary for Administration and DepEd Task Force Covid19 Chairman Alain Del Pascua said.

Previously, the Education department encouraged all field offices to promote the use of the DepEd Mobile App to easily report the vaccination status of personnel from the education sector.