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Sunday, September 19, 2021
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500,000 vaccinated at SM malls

JABBING AT SM CLARK. A woman gets inoculated with Covid-19 vaccine at SM City Clark under Mabalacat City's vaccination program. (Charlene A. Cayabyab)

SM SUPERMALLS has hosted the vaccination of 500,000 individuals inoculated in 56 of its malls in partnership with various local governments nationwide.

To date, SM Supermalls helped vaccinate 536,555 individuals, with 103,684 of them completing their required two doses.

Among those vaccinated were 10,512 SM employees and 3,451 tenant and agency partners.

“We’re at a pivotal moment in our country’s Covid-19 vaccine rollout as more Filipinos are getting vaccinated and more than 8 million doses have been administered. In just two days, we were able to inoculate more than 40,000 individuals. We are one with the government in building vaccine confidence, sustaining the momentum for vaccine demands, and ensuring the completion of their doses,” SM Supermalls President Steven Tan said.

The mall chain has also started its Vax, Shop, & Dine initiative under the "Ingat Angat Bakuna Lahat Program" where the private sector aims to boost the country’s Covid-19 vaccine drive.

“Those who got vaccinated may present their Covid-19 vaccination card and a valid ID for them to avail of the exclusive shopping and dining deals from over 1,500 participating stores and restaurants at SM Supermalls from June 15 to September 30, 2021,” Tan said.

The number of participating SM malls continues to grow nationwide from its current 56 venues. Other malls will be activated once vaccines in some areas have arrived and become available.

SM also launched the Giga Vaccination Center of Pasay City at the Mall of Asia in May and the Mega Vaccination Center of Mandaluyong in SM Megamall this June which since then has accommodated more than 2,000 persons a day.

As part of its #SafeMalling campaign, 49 malls have been awarded Safety Seals by their local government units and the IATF.

The Safety Seal Certification, which is being rolled out nationwide, is given to establishments compliant with public health standards set by the government and uses or integrates its contract tracing with StaySafe.ph.


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