BAGUIO CITY (April 8, 2022) — To sustain the gains achieved under the country’s vaccination program, the government has crafted the National Deployment and Vaccination Plan for COVID-19 Vaccines (NDVP) 2.

Developed by the National Vaccine Operations Center (NVOC) National Task Force Against COVID-19’s Vaccine Cluster and other concerned line agencies, the NVDP 2 aims to improve and build on the country’s vaccination policies and strategies.

The comprehensive plan, which was formulated during a three-day workshop held here, covers all key components of the vaccination program – from planning, deployment, administration and monitoring.

During the writeshop, NTF against COVID-19 Chief Implementer and vaccine czar Sec. Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. noted the key lessons learned in the implementation of COVID-19 vaccination program.

“I believe that the NDVP 2 is a labor of love, as it is a product of all our experiences in implementing the national vaccination program,” Galvez said.

According to the vaccine czar, the inputs gathered during the workshop, which are based on actual experiences of those involved in the implementation of the inoculation program, served as invaluable inputs to the NDVP 2.

“Umaasa tayo na ang mas pinaigting na NDVP na inyong binalangkas ay magsisilbing gabay sa susunod na administrasyon para ipagpatuloy ang ating mga magandang nasimulan.” he said.

Galvez noted that the plan “is a testament to the government’s effort to make our vaccination program one of the best in the world.”

“Our challenge now is how to turn the objectives of the new NDVP into reality. By doing so, we can ensure that the gains we have achieved over the past year in protecting our fellow Filipinos from the deadly virus through our vaccination program can be sustained and will continue to be implemented by the next administration,” he said.

lnterior and Local Government Undersecretary Epimaco Densing said the NVDP 2 will serve as a guidebook for newly-elected local chief executives in the continued implementation of the national vaccination program.

The plan contains 11 chapters that covers the following topics: regulatory preparedness; planning and coordination; costing and funding, identification of targets population; vaccine delivery strategies; supply chain management and waste management; human resource management and training; acceptance and uptake; vaccine safety and quality monitoring; management of adverse event following immunization (AEFI) and injecting safety; vaccination monitoring system; and vaccine effectiveness.

In his message delivered via teleconference, Presidential adviser on COVID-19 response Secretary Vivencio Dizon thanked the members of the NVOC, vaccine cluster, and all the government agencies involved in the government’s pandemic response efforts.

“The situation of the country today is the best testament of the work that we all have done because I don’t think we would be here if not for the work of everybody,” Dizon said.

The NDVP 2 will be disseminated to the public on May 6 before the national elections.

The government agencies who participated in the crafting of the NDVP 2 are the NTF Against COVID-19, Department of Health, NVOC, Food and Drug Administration FDA, Department of Finance, UNICEF, Asian Development Bank, World Bank, Department of Foreign Affairs, Department of Information and Communications Technology, Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police (PNP), World Health Organizations (WHO), T3, PhilHealth, Presidential Communications Operations Office, Philippine Information Agency, DILG and local government units. ###