DepEd 7: Don't discriminate unvaccinated students

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THE top education official in Central Visayas advised the students in public and private elementary and high schools not to discriminate their fellows who are not vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

Department of Education (DepEd) Regional Director Salustiano Jimenez said all the students should treat their classmates and schoolmates fairly regardless of their vaccination status.

"During classes, both can be treated equally, no discrimination. Vaccinated or unvaccinated learners can report to school regularly," Jimenez said.

The DepEd 7 head said he received information that there are some children who have not been inoculated as their parents are hesitant to submit them to vaccination.

"I told them nga advantage imong bata nga vaccinated to the fact nga kon ma-infected dili ma-grabehan ang kuyaw katong unvaccinated," Jimenez said.

The DepEd 7 announced that at least 48 percent of the enrollees, aged between 12 and 17, are already vaccinated for Covid-19. (PAC, TPT)