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Vaccination, financial protection deemed vital in fight against Covid-19

THE next best thing available to defeating Covid-19 is getting the anti-virus vaccine injections. And the next best thing to embracing all the accepted precautionary health safety measures is getting insurance protection.

A number of vaccines have already been delivered to the country, and Filipinos are encouraged to get their jabs to help lessen the transmission of the deadly virus.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States of America, apart from preventing the spread of Covid-19, getting vaccinated offers protection such as natural immunity from the virus.

It also lessens the chance of reinfection, as the vaccine helps create an antibody response in a person’s immune system.

Vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. said a massive rollout in May and June was done for groups not belonging to the categories of frontliners and senior citizens as more vaccines are expected to be shipped into the country.

The government is aiming to vaccinate 70 million Filipinos by the end of 2021.

Incidentally, the private sector, including the major conglomerates, had also purchased recognized vaccines for use of its millions of employees.

As an added protection for risks brought about by Covid-19, Filipinos are also encouraged to have insurance protection.

“It is important that Filipinos have the best possible protection from all sorts of risks especially during this time of uncertainty,” said Malayan Insurance Co. Inc. vice chairperson Yvonne Yuchengco.

Malayan Insurance has recently rolled out its Vital Cover insurance product, a protection plan to help manage the ill effects of Covid-19.

Vital Cover is an accident and hospitalization cover that provides loss of life cash assistance, a daily hospital income benefit for a maximum hospital confinement of up to 14 days, when the policyholder is stricken with Covid-19, dengue or chikungunya.

Malayan Insurance is a member of the Yuchengco Group of Companies. SPONSORED CONTENT


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