Over six million coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine doses have been administered through the SM Supermalls network around the country.
SM Supermalls partnered with local government units to host vaccination sites in its 71 malls.
“We continue to show strong support to the national recovery agenda in boosting vaccination rates nationwide. Our malls are accessible and offer a safe venue to make these collective health goals a reality,” SM Supermalls President Steven T. Tan said in an e-mailed statement on Friday.
The company said its malls are have also become pediatric vaccination sites to accommodate eligible minors.
It said 66 SM Supermalls joined the government’s three-day vaccination drive last Nov. 29 to Dec. 1.
SM Investments Corp. (SMIC) procured over 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to cover for its employees and “in support of national needs.” The group has inoculated 130,000 of its employees to date, representing 96% of those eligible for a COVID-19 jab.
SM Supermalls also assisted the vaccination of its micro, small, and medium enterprises partners through their respective local government units.
“Vaccination efforts overall help shield our people and support the revival of the economy. With the reopening of the economy, we strive to move forward, stronger, and healthier together,” SMIC President and Chief Executive Officer Frederic C. DyBuncio said. — Keren Concepcion G. Valmonte