DepEd MEMORANDUM No.28 s.2O21



COMPREHENSIVE GUIDANCE ON THE PARTICIPATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL  DEPLOYMENT AND VACCINATION PLAN (NDVP) FOR COVlD l9 VACCINES

To: Undersecretaries 

Assistant Secretaries 

Minister, Basic, Higher, and Technical Education, BARMM 

Bureau and Service Directors 

Regional Directors 

Schools Division Superintendents 

Public and Private Elementary Secondar5r School Heads 

All Others Concerned 

l.TheDepartmentofEducation(DepEd)issuesthisCompreheasiveGuidance oa the partictpatloa of the DepEd ln the Inplementatiotr of the Phiuppine IYatlonalDeploymentaadVaccinatlonPlen|NDVP|forCoVID.l9Vacclaes.The NDVP was approrea and ratified by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the.Management of Emerging'lnfectious Diseases (IATF) through Resolution No. 95 dated January 21, 2OZr. Foli-owing this, the Natonal Task Force (NTF) Against coVID-l9 in Memorandum Circular No. 5, s. 2O2l dated Januaty 26, 2O2l rnaadeted all impfeneaUng ageacles, all Regioaal aad Local COVID- 19 Task Forces' aad all Reitonat aaa- ucar cdvrp- rc vacciaetior operations certers to adopt end itlplement the sane. 

2.BasedontheNDVP,thelocalgovemmentunits(LGUs)aretheleadsinthe implementation of the program, while national government agencies and regional counterparts shall provide iirategic directions and technical and logistical assistance, cascade policies and guidelines, and capacitate imPlementers' 

3.ACoVID.lgVaccineoperationsCenter(VoC)isactivatedatthenationallevel headed by the COMD-19 Vaccine Cluster Chair, at the regional level led by the Centers forHealthDevelopmentwiththeparticipationofothergovernment.agencies.andthe Regional Task Forces against covlo- 1b, and at the local levels, led by LGUs. The VOCs are further comfrised of teams. The Department of Education (DepEd) is involved in the Planning, Campaign Management, and Technical Team' which focuses on policy development,"informati-on ca-paig.r", capacity building, and setting-up of VOCs. 

4. The identification of eligible populations is guided by the World Health organization (wHo) strategic Aldvisory croup of Experts on Immunization Values Frimework for the Atlocati6n and Prioritization of COVID-19 Vaccination, and the recommendations of the National Immunization Technical Advisory Group (NITAG). The NDVP has identified Priority Eligible Groups 1 to 12 for vaccination. The items pertinent to DepEd were: (i) Stnooi Heatttr and Nutrition Personnel listed under.

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