May 13, 2021 – To support the national vaccination drive of the government, the Department of Education (DepEd) launched Vacc2School: Ligtas na Bakuna, Para sa Balik-Eskwela! campaign for its teaching and non-teaching personnel.
Vacc2School campaign aims to inform, educate, and engage the Department’s stakeholders in promoting the vaccination drive and other related policies to mitigate COVID-19. The campaign was also contextualized to support the BIDA Solusyon Plus sa COVID-19 campaign of the Department of Health (DOH) in the education sector.
“I am encouraging everyone, especially the teachers, and other education personnel to participate in this campaign, and make informed decisions on vaccination to further intensify and advance our chances of safely returning to school,” Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones, who recently received the vaccine herself, said.
“We would like to encourage our teachers to vaccinate themselves because it is not only a matter of protecting your personal rights, it is also a matter of protecting the lives and health of children which is also entrusted to our care,” she added.
Recently, the President and the IATF approved the request of Secretary Briones to include frontline personnel in basic education under Priority Group A4.
With the guidance of the NVDP, DepEd will participate in three levels: (1) as recipients or beneficiaries of the vaccine, (2) as members of the different task group on vaccination, and (3) as champions for advocacy of the immunization program.
Various materials will be launched throughout the campaign to maximize available platforms in communicating its objectives.
These materials are aligned on the Department’s messaging on vaccination participation focusing on the commitment to DepEd’s mandate, truth, health and safety, and promotion of informed decisions.
The campaign introduced the characters of Teacher Edna, Doctor Edu, Learners Kaye, and Sean in educating DepEd personnel and stakeholders on their roles in mitigating the virus.
Moreover, the Department created a microsite to serve as a repository of memoranda, aide-memoire, infographics, and other data in line with the campaign that may be accessed through the following link: deped.gov.ph/vacc2school.