LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu – Frontline workers at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) have received their first dose of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccine as part of the airport’s commitment to prioritize the health and safety of its staff and passengers.
GMR-Megawide Cebu Airport Corp. (GMCAC) on Thursday said the vaccination was done on Wednesday in cooperation with the Lapu-Lapu city government through Mayor Junard Chan, the Department of Health-Central Visayas, the City Tourism Cultural and Historical Affairs Commission, and the City Health Office.
In a statement, GMCAC said the vaccination of front-liners is vital to ensuring a healthy and safe environment for all stakeholders, as well as reinforcing its existing health and safety protocols, given the facility’s essential role as a main entry point to the country and a vital hub for transporting essential goods and services.
Louie Ferrer, GMCAC president, said despite the pandemic, the airport in Cebu remains open to serve and assist passengers, especially returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).
“The vaccination of our frontliners is essential to ensuring the continued health and safety of all who pass through and use the facilities of MCIA, as it is an additional layer of protection against Covid-19,” Ferrer said.
He added that GMCAC is closely working with different government authorities and organizations to ensure the immediate allocation of vaccines for the entire airport community.
“It is also vital to the immediate jumpstarting of the local economy, especially for our supply chain, transportation, and tourism sectors, as many depend on the airport for their jobs and livelihoods,” he said. (PNA)