Makati, Grab Philippines Launch Vaccination Center for 7,000 Economic Front-liners

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MANILA, September 1, 2021– Grab Philippines, in partnership with the City Government of Makati on Wednesday announced the launch of the Grab – Makati Vaccination Center to inoculate up to 7,000 economic front-liners starting today.

Amid the rising Covid cases in the country, the Grab – Makati Vaccination Center provides an additional channel for economic front-liners 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.

Grab and Makati launch vax center.
Makati City Mayor Abigail ‘Abby’ Binay. (Screenshot from Grab event by SDN — Science & Digital News)

“Vaccinating our economic front-liners 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 front-liners. By getting more economic front-liners inoculated,  we are helping protect the lives of many economic front-liners, and supporting many businesses to recover and thrive,” said Makati Mayor Abigail Binay.

Located in Wilcon IT Hub in Chino Roces Avenue, Makati, the vaccination center will operate from Monday to Saturday (8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) and can vaccinate up to 400 persons per day. The vaccination center will strictly cater to all vaccinees who have received their official confirmation from the City Government of Makati.

To register for a scheduled vaccination with vaccination hub, visit: grb.to/grabmakatibakunacenter

The Makati City Government has equipped the vaccination center with 14,000 vaccines, while AC Health will be administering the vaccination onsite. It 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.

Apart from the vaccination center, Grab Philippines has also teamed up with the Department of Transportation (DoTr) and the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on several ongoing efforts in encouraging more Filipinos to get inoculated. One of which is Vacc To Normal, a campaign encouraging Grab drivers and delivery-partners to get inoculated through special raffle prizes, rewards, Covid vaccination insurance, as well as vaccination education initiatives ranging from weekly stories featuring testimonials from vaccinated drivers and delivery-partners, weekly digests of BakunaFacts from the Department of Health (DOH) official resources, and live stream discussions with healthcare experts and local government units addressing concerns from the driver communities.

To know more about Vacc To Normal, visit: https://www.grab.com/ph/driver-featured-blog/vacc-to-normal-magka-isa-magpa-bakuna/

As part of the Vacc to Normal campaign, Grab Philippines also launched Vacced Ka Na Ba? – a nationwide initiative that rewards vaccinated individuals with Grab promo vouchers every time they submit their vaccination cards via the Grab app. Apart from the instant promo vouchers rewarded to the participants, they can also get a chance to win up to Php250,000 in their GrabPay accounts.

For more details about the initiative, visit: https://www.grab.com/ph/blog/grab-ph-vacc-to-normal/

Grab Philippines continues to provide mobility solutions for individuals going to and from various vaccination facilities – such as the Grab – Makati Vaccination Center, through GrabCar Bayanihan, a dedicated fleet composed of vaccinated driver-partners with discounted fares than regular GrabCar rides in Metro Manila. And to support the vaccination efforts in Cebu, Pampanga, and Bacolod, Grab Philippines has expanded GrabCar Bayanihan in these three cities.

For more information on GrabCar Bayanihan in Cebu, Pampanga, and Bacolod, please visit: https://www.grab.com/ph/blog/grabcar-bayanihan-now-in-cebu-pampanga-and-bacolod/

“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. The Grab – Makati Vaccination Center is a key private-public sector collaboration, and we urge all our economic front-liners to grab this opportunity, register, and get vaccinated,” said Deputy Chief Implementer of the National Task Force Against Covid-19 Sec. Vince Dizon.

“Araw-araw na tinutugunan ng ang ating mga economic front-liners 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. Taos-puso rin po akong nagpapasalamat sa ating mga Ka-Grab sa kanilang pakikiisa sa ating kampanya sa pagpapabakuna,” said Grab Philippines Country Head Grace Vera Cruz.

(Translation: Every day our front-liners are responding to the needs of our countryi so it’s important they are vaccinated versus Covid-19. When the government vaccination program started, Grab Philippines collaborated with our partners in the national and local governments to vaccinate thousands of our driver- and delivery-partners and we are very thankful for their continued support. We are also very thankful to our Grab stakeholders for their oneness with our vaccination campaign.)

“Sa ating pakikipagtulungan sa Lungsod ng Makati, mayroon na po tayong Grab – Makati Vaccination Center upang mas maraming pa sa ating economic front-liners ay mabakunahan. Huwag po nating palampasin ang pagkakataong maging bakunado, dahil mahalagang susi po ito sa pagbabalik ng sigla sa ating mga pamayanan at ekonomiya,” adds Vera Cruz.

(Translation: Through our collaboration with City of Makati, we now have the Grab — Makati Vaccination Center so we can vaccinate more economic front-liners. Let us not let this opportunity to get the jab because it is an important key to boost our communities and economy.) — (✓)

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