EastWest has successfully vaccinated its employees, consultants, and third-party hires, as well as non-affiliated individuals as it completes its FilVax vaccination program.
The FilVax vaccination program, a joint initiative by EastWest and parent company Filinvest Development Corporation, saw regional legs established in various areas in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, starting with the Filinvest Mega Vaccination Center at the Festival Mall in Alabang, Muntinlupa.
FilVax officially wrapped up on December 4, after four months of administering AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine procured by Filinvest Group to some 1,600 beneficiaries, majority of whom are employees and third-party hires from the National Capital Region.
To help increase the vaccination rate in the country, the bank also allowed already-vaccinated employees through private programs or LGUs to nominate substitutes, and even opened the program to employees’ family members and friends. Through this, FilVax was able to vaccinate an additional 400 people.
In addition to vaccinating employees and non-affiliated individuals, the FilVax program also donated over 17,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to many local government units across the country.
“Despite the challenges present, we are happy to have hurdled them and achieved our mission of vaccinating more Filipinos, helping all of us reclaim our lives and get back to normal faster,” said EastWest Executive Director Isabelle Gotianun Yap.
“To ensure continued protection of our employees, employees will also be given booster shots upon reaching the recommended time after the 2nd dose,” Yap added.