Go Negosyo, SM, Robinsons team up for vaccine rollout
MANILA, Philippines — Go Negosyo has partnered with SM Supermalls and Robinsons Land Corp. (RLC) to launch nearly 50 shared vaccination sites to provide efficient access to COVID-19 vaccines to over 300 micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and around 170,000 employees nationwide.
Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo Founder Joey Concepcion on Tuesday stressed the need to curb the transmission of the Delta variant through an accelerated vaccination rollout.
“The Delta variant is here and we must prepare now. With more and more cases being recorded, it has become a tight and dangerous race between the Delta variant [and] the government and private sector’s efforts to vaccinate the unvaccinated. We need to slow down the acceleration of the Delta infections to buy us more time to inoculate the unprotected,” he said in a statement.
“With this, I recognize the efforts of our partners, SM and Robinsons, for facilitating a speedy private sector’s vaccination rollout, and making it more accessible to our kababayans,” he added.
Steven Tan, president of SM Supermalls, said they would continue providing the necessary support for the country’s vaccination drive to help reduce hesitancy and strengthen willingness among Filipinos to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
“With our collaborative effort, we will be able to realize our goal of achieving herd immunity by yearend and bouncing back stronger and better in this pandemic,” he said.
Frederick Go, president and CEO of RLC, also stressed his company’s commitment to help the country’s vaccination rollout in partnership with the private sector.
“We, at Robinsons Land, are committed to doing our part in helping the country and our fellow Filipinos overcome this crisis. We will continue to support efforts to vaccinate the population at the soonest possible time,” Go said.
Interested MSMEs may contact Go Negosyo programs development officer Samantha Sadorra at 0917-5502670.
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