June 17, 2021

Employees at SMC are being inoculated

San Miguel Corporation (SMC) workers got their vaccinations on Wednesday at the La Salle Green Hills (LSGH) in Mandaluyong City.

The business was vaccinated for the first time by the national government’s coronavirus task force and the city government of Mandaluyong.

Ramon Ang, president and CEO of SMC, said in his address that his employees should select the vaccination that is accessible rather than choosing other brands.

He said, “The business spends billions of pesos doing all we can to assist our people, co-workers, and partners.”

The Sinovac vaccination has been administered to about 500 SMC employees.

Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., the Philippines’ Vaccination Czar, praised SMC’s efforts to the Philippine government’s battle against coronavirus illness in 2019. (Covid-19).

He highlighted the free toll program, which helps over 10,000 medical personnel who use the Star Tollway, South Luzon Expressway, Skyway System, NAIA Expressway, and Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway on a regular basis.

“San Miguel Corporation has shown that it is a big brother that will keep its promise to assist not just its thousands of workers but all Filipinos throughout the country. It has given a whole new meaning to corporate social responsibility. “You are a brilliant example of how profit may be put aside momentarily for the greater good,” Galvez remarked.

SMC has spent over PHP1 billion on reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) Covid-19 testing machines, automated RNA extraction machines, and personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as producing over 70 million liters of ethyl alcohol for distribution to hospitals across the country, according to the government official.

The National Task Force’s fight against Covid-19 has been accelerated thanks to its Ligtas Lahat immunization campaign, which seeks to inoculate 70,000 of its employees, including Filipinos in the A4 group.

“We are sure that with your company’s significant contribution and the assistance of other private sector partners, we will be able to achieve our nation’s objective of population protection and, ultimately, herd immunity within the year,” he said.

Meanwhile, one of the vaccine recipients said in an interview that he and his coworkers had signed up to get vaccinated.

“I’m grateful for the chance to be vaccinated since it’s free, and I have a family to protect and a job to keep throughout the epidemic.” We are thankful to Sir RSA (Ramon S. Ang) and the government for this opportunity,” said Lester Lazaro, quality and productivity management assistant at San Miguel Brewery Inc.

SMC will conduct 14 more vaccination sites in Laguna, Batangas, Albay, Pampanga, Pangasinan, Isabela, Bataan, Cebu City, Mandaue City, Iloilo City, Bacolod City, Davao City, and Cagayan de Oro City in the coming days.

Another immunization station is located at Jose Rizal University in Mandaluyong City.

Senator Joel Villanueva, for one, commended the cooperation on reaching this milestone.

He also advised other Filipinos who are reluctant to obtain vaccinations to fear the virus rather than the vaccination.

“Napakahalaga na mayroon na mayroon na mayroon na mayroon na mayroon na mayroon na mayroon na mayroon n If hindi sa ating mga mahal sa buhay, hindi lang ito para sa ating sarili. Ayaw nating mahawa sa ating mga kasamahan. At this moment, ayaw nating maging carrier o magkasakit. Ito ay mahalaga para sa ating bayan sapagkat kailangan na nating bumalik, higit sa lahat. (It is critical that we have protection from Covid-19.) Kailangan ng manumbalik yung pagtatrabaho, pagiging episyente upang makapag-contribute tayo sa economic development ng ating minamahal na bansa This is not just for ourselves, but also for the people we care about and our coworkers. We don’t want to spread the virus and we don’t want to become ill right now. Most importantly, we need to go back to functioning effectively so that we can help to our country’s economic recovery),” he added.

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