DepEd develops safe, hassle-free COVID-19 vaccination tracker app for personnel

Published July 22, 2021, 8:38 PM

by Merlina Hernando-Malipot

(ALI VICOY / MANILA BULLETIN)

To provide a safer avenue for teaching and non-teaching personnel to share information and status of their vaccination against coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Department of Education (DepEd) developed its own mobile app.

“We decided to create this platform to give our personnel and teachers a hassle-free and contactless way of handing out their vaccination status,” said Education Secretary Leonor Briones in a statement issued Thursday, July 22.

Called the “DepEd Mobile App,” Briones said that the mobile application is in support of the National Deployment and Vaccination Plan (NDVP). “We also want to maximize the use of technology in consolidating information of the vaccinees,” she added.

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.

DepEd Mobile App (Photo from DepEd)

Undersecretary for Administration Alain Del Pascua explained that the use of 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,” he added.

The OUA, on July 19, also released a memorandum which provided a User Guide to orient the personnel on the step-by-step process on how to use the application.

Pertinent information – from registering up to providing personal information – were also issued by DepEd. The application also 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 application 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,” Pascua said.

“Only timely and accurate information can help provide appropriate solutions to DepEd’s concerns,” he added.

Additional information, queries, and concerns related to the DepEd Mobile App can be coursed through the Information and Communications Technology Service (ICTS) through [email protected]

 
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