SMC administers AstraZeneca vaccines

posted July 28, 2021 at 07:25 pm
by  Manila Standard Business
San Miguel Corp. said Wednesday it started administering company-procured vaccines to its workforce, after taking delivery of 150,000 vaccines it acquired from Astra Zeneca under its P1-billion Ligtas Lahat vaccination program.

The vaccines are good for 75,000 individuals, enough to cover all direct and indirect workers across SMC’s nationwide network.

“With the arrival of our vaccines, we are now assured that we can vaccinate all our employees, consultants, and support workers across the San Miguel Group, bringing us closer to our goal of herd immunity in our workplaces and facilities nationwide,” said SMC president Ramon Ang.

“This also means we no longer have to rely on our national government and LGUs, who have been instrumental in getting many of our essential workers vaccinated. We can now take care of our own, and government can continue vaccinating more essential workers and priority groups to help boost our economy,” he said.

SMC started administering the vaccines on Tuesday to 1,000 employees of external partners at its sports complex-turned vaccination site in Pasig City. Vaccination activities for employees and indirect workers will follow at company vaccination sites nationwide.

Topics: San Miguel Corp. , Ligtas Lahat , vaccination program , Ramon Ang
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