IN support of the National Deployment and Vaccination Plan, the Department of Education (DepEd) developed the DepEd Mobile App to provide a safer avenue for teaching and non-teaching personnel to provide information and status of their vaccination.
“We decided to create this platform to give our personnel and teachers a hassle-free and contactless way of handing out their vaccination status. We also want to maximize the use of technology in consolidating information of the vaccinees,” Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones said.
Use of the DepEd Mobile App, which can be downloaded in App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android), will no longer require manual data collection in all governance levels since the process will be done remotely. Through the app, DepEd personnel can log in and provide updated information on their vaccination status.
“The app can generate and send consolidated reports per division and region. Overall, this technology simplifies and lessens administrative tasks and minimizes inaccuracy and errors in data collection,” Undersecretary for Administration Alain Del B. Pascua said.
A memorandum released by the agency on Monday also provided a user guide to orient the personnel on the step-by-step process on how to use the application, from registering up to providing personal information. The app features a Question Set for users to update their vaccination status, in addition to other details related to COVID-19.
Pascua also noted that the data collected from the app would be vital in crafting policies and addressing existing challenges in the vaccination program implemented by the national government.
“All the information collected will guide the Department’s leaders across all governance levels in making appropriate decisions to respond to the ongoing pandemic. Only timely and accurate information can help provide appropriate solutions to DepEd’s concerns,” said Pascua.
Recently, 790 personnel from DepEd Central Office and Mimaropa Regional Office received the first dosage of their COVID-19 vaccine through the assistance of the Pasig City Government.
Various DepEd regional and division offices are also continuously promoting the Vacc2School campaign to encourage personnel in registering with their local government’s vaccination drive.
Information, queries and concerns related to the DepEd Mobile App can be emailed to the Information and Communications Technology Service through firstname.lastname@example.org.