1k essential private workers in GenSan to get CoronaVac jabs

1k essential private workers in GenSan to get CoronaVac jabs

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Over 1,000 essential private workers here will be inoculated against the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) starting next month through an initiative of a business group and a local hospital.

Cyril Ang, president of the South Cotabato Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce Inc. (SCFCCCI), said Thursday they are currently preparing for the vaccination of eligible workers under its 200 member-companies in partnership with the St. Elizabeth Hospital Inc. (SEHI) here.

Ang said the vaccines will be provided for free to the workers starting next month to help augment the government’s ongoing vaccination rollout.

The inoculation will start after the delivery of some 1,200 doses of Sinovac’s CoronVac vaccine allocated for the area by their national federation, he said.

Ang said the other chapters of the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. in the country are covered by the vaccination, which involves workers under the A4 category.

“We grabbed this opportunity so we can give free vaccines to our workforce and protect them, their families and our communities against Covid-19,” he told reporters.

He said the city government has been assisting them to ensure the smooth rollout of the upcoming vaccination.

Ang said SEHI will administer the Covid-19 vaccines using a “systematic, seamless, and convenient vaccination process through the use of the Safify vaccination platform.”

Safify is a mobile social distancing platform using digital identification, digital logbook, and digital health.

The KCC Mall of GenSan, an SCFCCCI member, will provide the vaccination venue, he said

Karl Vincent Queipo, the city government’s Covid-19 operations chief, said they fully support the vaccination partnership of SCFCCCI and SEHI, which is operated by the Metro Pacific Hospital Holdings, Inc. (PNA)

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