The Department of Education (DepEd) and the Pasig local government have teamed up to vaccinate education workers in the frontline. 

With the assistance of Pasig’s LGU, DepEd began their inoculation drive for Central office employees at Arcovia City.

Those who were scheduled for vaccination were part of the A4 priority list and numbered 790. Also included are personnel from DepEd’s MIMAROPA office, which is also situated in Pasig, who were given their first dose. 

“We are grateful to the Pasig City LGU for accommodating and ensuring that our personnel [were] safe from the virus through administering Covid-19 vaccines. This is a step to make sure that our employees will be able to serve our stakeholders with an added layer of protection against the virus,” Education Secretary Leonor Briones said.

Undersecretary for Administration and DepEd Task Force COVID-19 Chair Alain Del B. Pascua through the Bureau of Learner Support Services-School Health Division and Undersecretary for Planning and Human Resource and Organizational Development Jesus Lorenzo Mateo through the Bureau of Human Resource and Organizational Development-Employee Welfare Division and the Disaster Risk Reduction Management Service spearheaded the partnership with Pasig LGU. 

“Nagpapasalamat ang buong Kagawaran sa Pamahalaang Lungsod ng Pasig sa mabilis na pagtugon nito sa ating request na mapabilang ang ating mga kasamahan sa DepEd-CO and DepEd-RO MIMAROPA sa kanilang ongoing vaccination plan,” Mateo said of the partnership.

DepEd assured that protocols were followed strictly during the vaccination drive and that participants were willing to be inoculated.

“As we aim to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 and to return to our normal lives, we encourage our teachers, personnel, stakeholders, and the Filipino citizens to take part in the vaccination program of our government. Let us protect ourselves, our children, and our community,” Secretary Briones reiterated. 

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