The Department of Education (DepEd) Region 1 said that as of October 6, a total of 14,752 employees of the department have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
The DepEd Ilocos data showed that of the fully inoculated, at least 12,015 are teaching personnel while 2,737 are non-teaching personnel.
It further showed that some 21,534 teachers and 4,028 non-teachers in the region have received their first dose of Covid-19 vaccines.
Dr. Romarie Castillo, medical officer and education support services of DepEd Ilocos said that there are 17,357 teachers who have registered for the vaccination,but 5,415 teachers eligible for inoculation have not yet registered.
“The others don’t want to register while some of them were listed in the eligible group but the local government units have not yet received their registration since it is not yet the turn of the priority group they belong to,” Dr. Castillo, said in a recent interview.
She added that full vaccination of the eligible population in the DepEd Ilocos Region still depends on the availability of the vaccines.(IS)