DepEd Announces Not All Clinics & Classrooms of Public Schools Can be Used as Vaccination Centers
The Department of Education said that no all clinics and classrooms of public schools can be used as vaccination centers.
On Tuesday (January 26, 2021), Deped Secretary Leonor Briones said that not all public schools can be used as COVID-19 vaccination centers due to lack of manpower and spaces. She is now in talks with the Department of Health regarding the matter.
“Kailangan i-plano iyan nang maayos kasi mayroon tayong schools na malaki ang clinic, mayroon naman schools na maliit lang. So depende iyan sa situwasyon ng eskuwelahan,” Briones said.
Briones said that the department will still made proper plans regarding the matter. She also explained that the proposal needs many considerations because it might create problems during the program.
Hindi tayo makasabi generally lahat ng clinics magagamit, dahil baka mag-create pa ng problema kasi maliit masyado, kulang ang personnel o malayo sa isang health station,” the DepEd chief added.
The education secretary clarified the public schools teachers would not be considered among the personnel who will administer the vaccine for the coronavirus disease.
DOH Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire is already planning to train pharmacists and midwives for administering the COVID-19 vaccine. She would also ask teachers to spread the information regarding the vaccine.
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