April 16, 2021 – The Department of Education would like to thank President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and the IATF for approving the appeal of Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones to finally include basic education frontliners in the A4 priority category of the National Deployment and Vaccination Plan.

As reiterated by the President, vaccination is a key component of any roadmap to the resumption of face-to-face classes. With the adjustment of vaccine prioritization (from B1 to A4) for basic education frontliners, we can speed up the rollout of vaccines among our teachers and non-teaching staff.

Following this development, DepEd reiterates its commitment to continuously protect the health and safety of our teachers, learners and non-teaching personnel, and prioritize their welfare at this critical time.