Around 11k Teachers Get Anti-COVID-19 Vaccines, DepEd Says
The Department of Education (DepEd) announced that around 11, 000 teachers have received COVID-19 vaccines.
Education Undersecretary Jesus Mateo said that around 11, 000 teachers under A1, A2, and A3 categories have been inoculated. The teachers who have been vaccinated have been included on the priority list.
“Base sa ating nakuhang impormasyon, mayroon na tayong humigit kumulang 11,000 na po na mga nabakunahan ayon po ito sa prioritization pero may mga onging pa po.” Mateo said.
Mateo said that the vaccination of the teachers in the priority list depends on the supply of vaccines against the coronavirus disease. Aside from the teachers, medical frontliners, senior citizens, and persons with disabilities are also included on the priority group.
“Siyempre depende sa supply ng vaccines, ina-assure natin na kasama sa priority ang mga guro.” Mateo added.
Meanwhile, the category A4 covers the following:
- Market vendor (public and private)
- Employees working in food, beverage, medical and pharmaceutical sectors.
- Frontliners in food services, financial services, hotels, news media, education and social protection sectors.
- Religious personnel
- Front desk workers or personnel facing customers on daily basis
The Philippine government was able to vaccinate over 3.2 million doses of COVID-19 jabs and distributed over 7,671,120 vaccines.
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