Grab Philippines has partnered with the City Government of Makati to to inoculate up to 7,000 economic frontliners.
Amid the rising COVID cases in the country, the Grab – Makati Vaccination Center provides an additional channel for economic frontliners to get vaccinated – providing them with greater peace of mind as they continuously support the daily needs of many Filipinos, and provide for their families.
“Vaccinating our economic frontliners requires a concerted effort from both the City Government of Makati as well as our community stakeholders, and this strategic partnership with Grab Philippines will truly help accelerate the inoculation of our economic frontliners,” Makati Mayor Abby Binay said.
“By getting more economic frontliners inoculated, we are helping protect the lives of many economic frontliners, and supporting many businesses to recover and thrive,” she added.
Located in Wilcon IT Hub in Chino Roces Makati, the Grab – Makati Vaccination Center will operate from Monday to Saturday (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM) and can vaccinate up to 400 economic frontliners per day.
The Grab – Makati Vaccination Center will strictly cater to all vaccinees who have received their official confirmation from the City Government of Makati.
The Makati City Government has equipped the Grab – Makati Vaccination Center with 14,000 vaccines, while AC Health will be administering the vaccination onsite.
The Grab – Makati Vaccination Center ladders up to Grab Philippines’ broader GrabBayanihan Vaccination Support Program which aims to increase vaccine access and education by leveraging its platform, technology, and network.
“Araw-araw na tinutugunan ng ang ating mga economic frontliners ang mga pangangailangan ng ating mga kababayan kung kaya’t mahalagang sila ay mabakunahan laban sa COVID-19. Nung nagsimula ang vaccination efforts ng pamahalaan, nakipagtulungan ang Grab Philippines sa ating mga partners sa national and local government upang bakunahan ang libo-libo nating mga driver- and delivery-partners, at kami po ay lubos na nagpapasalamat sa kanilang patuloy na pagsuporta,” Grace Vera Cruz, Grab Philippines country head said.
Apart from the vaccination center, Grab Philippines has also teamed up with the DOTR and the LTFRB on several ongoing efforts in encouraging more Filipinos to get inoculated.
“The pandemic has a profound impact on our economy and the wellbeing of our communities. Everyone needs to work together and concentrate on getting more Filipinos vaccinated – so we can achieve herd immunity and gradually recover,” Vince Dizon, deputy chief implementer of the National Task Force Against COVID-19 said.
“The Grab – Makati Vaccination Center is a key private-public sector collaboration, and we urge all our economic frontliners to grab this opportunity, register, and get vaccinated,” he added.