Pursuant to Republic Act No. 11525 and Proclamation No. 1253 dated 24 November 2021, the National Government through the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), in cooperation with the National Task Force (NTF) Against COVID-19, conducted the first round of the “Bayanihan, Bakunahan National COVID-19 Vaccination” on 29 November to 3 December 2021, which successfully vaccinated nearly ten (10) million Filipinos against COVID-19.
The ongoing mass vaccination program of the government aims to reach 70% population protection in all localities. Thus, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) and the NTF Against COVID-19 scheduled a second round of the “Bayanihan, Bakunahan National COVID-19 Vaccination” on 15 to 17 December 2021 especially in provinces with the highest unvaccinated rates particularly for the A1 and A5 populations (see Annex A). The Department of Health (DOH) will be needing volunteers to participate as health screeners, vaccinators, post-vaccination monitors, registration personnel, encoders, data consolidators, and health educators.
In support of the second round of the government mass vaccination program and in celebration of the National Volunteer Month, the Commission enjoins all government agencies and their officials and employees, irrespective of position, rank, and status, to volunteer.
Volunteers shall be considered on official business and in the performance of their functions and shall be entitled to official travel allowances and other related expenses subject to the availability of funds and pertinent accounting, auditing and budgeting rules and regulations.