Employees of Berjaya Philippines Group pose with Mr. Tan Eng Hwa (middle) during the vaccination program held at The Medical City in Ortigas, Pasig.
“We cannot wait for the government to do it by themselves so the private sector must act proactively given this ever-changing situation of virus mutation. We must protect our employees by providing vaccines so that they can work and never let our businesses be stalled,” Mr. Tan Eng Hwa expressed his views on the importance of vaccination to Berjaya employees.
The first tranche of company-procured AstraZeneca doses was administered to the Group’s first batch of employees on 1 September 2020 at The Medical City in Pasig with Berjaya Philippines Group Executive Director Mr. Tan Eng Hwa in attendance
The Berjaya Group Vaccination program reinforces the company’s support for the government’s national vaccination rollout by donating half of the 2,000 vaccines procured through a tripartite agreement via the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder Joey Concepcion, who is representing the private sector and Secretary Carlito Galvez, the Chief Implementer of the National Task Force Against Covid-19.
The second dose for this batch is expected to be administered after three months so the employees will be fully-vaccinated paving the way to the paramount goal of herd immunity to reduce risks of severe infections.