SM partners with LGUs to vaccinate over 500,000 Filipinos
Over 500,000 Filipinos has been vaccinated with COVID-19 jabs in SM Malls around the Philippines, in partnership with LGUs.
To boost vaccine drive, SM also launched Vax, Shop & Dine initiative which gives perks and deals to inoculated shoppers.
SM Supermalls breached the 500,000 mark of individuals inoculated in 56 of its malls, reaching another milestone in its multi-mall vaccination drive in partnership with various local governments nationwide to be ideal venues for their vaccination programs.
To date, SM Supermalls has helped vaccinate 536,555 individuals, with 103,684 of them completing their required 2 dosess. Among those vaccinated are 10,512 SM employees and 3,451 tenant and agency partners.
“We’re at a pivotal moment in our country’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout as more Filipinos are getting vaccinated and more than 8 million doses have been administered. In just two days, we were able to inoculate more than 40,000 individuals. We are one with the government in building vaccine confidence, sustaining the momentum for vaccine demands, and ensuring the completion of their doses,” Steven Tan, President of SM Supermalls said.
The mall chain has also started its Vax, Shop, & Dine initiative under the Ingat Angat Bakuna Lahat Program where the private sector aims to boost the country’s COVID-19 vaccine drive.
“Those who got vaccinated may present their COVID-19 vaccination card and a valid ID for them to avail of the exclusive shopping and dining deals from over 1,500 participating stores and restaurants at SM Supermalls from June 15 to September 30, 2021,” shared Tan.
As of this writing, the number of participating SM malls continues to grow nationwide from its current 56 venues. Other malls will be activated once vaccines in some areas have arrived and become available. SM also launched the Giga Vaccination Center of Pasay City at the Mall of Asia in May and the Mega Vaccination Center of Mandaluyong in SM Megamall this June which since then has accommodated more than 2,000 persons a day.
To date, as part of its #SafeMalling campaign, 49 malls have been awarded Safety Seals by their LGUs and the IATF. The Safety Seal Certification, which is being rolled out nationwide, is given to establishments compliant with public health standards set by the government and uses or integrates its contract tracing with StaySafe.ph.
“We will continue providing the necessary support to the country’s vaccination drive to help reduce hesitancy and to strengthen willingness amongst Filipinos to get vaccinated against COVID-19. With our collaborative effort, we will be able to realize our goal of achieving herd immunity by year-end and bouncing back stronger and better in this pandemic,” Tan concluded.