The MVP Group of Companies recently handed 2,500 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines to General Santos City, one of the first LGUs to receive vaccine allocations from the MVP Group, through the PLDT-Smart Foundation (PSF).

The MVP Group’s vaccine allocations for various LGUs aim to help enhance people’s protection against the terrible COVID-19 virus while supporting the government’s efforts to speed up the inoculation program and achieve inclusive recovery, in keeping with the MVP Group’s fundamental value of malasakit.

Present at the arrival of the vaccines allocated for the local government unit of General Santos are, from left, Smart Trade Marketing’s Ervin John Asong, St. Elizabeth Hospital Inc. COO Antonio G. Veneracion, GenSan City Mayor Ronnel C. Rivera, GenSan Health Office Pharmacist Jia Barrieses, and Smart Customer Development Manager Neil Rodrigo.

LGUs in Davao, Bacolod, Malabon, and Navotas in Metro Manila have also received AstraZeneca vaccinations from the MVP Group.

The immunizations were received at the St. Elizabeth Hospital, Inc. by GenSan City Mayor Ronnel Rivera. The immunizations will help GenSan citizens who are essential workers/economic frontliners, as well as those who work in the most vulnerable sectors, according to him.

The vaccines were provided to GenSan in cooperation with Zuellig Pharma. They are kept at the SEHI, where the inoculation program will be administered by the medical staff. The MVP Group includes SEHI as one of its hospitals.

St. Elizabeth Hospital Chief Pathologist Dr. Kenneth Crisostomo, 2nd from left, inspects the AstraZeneca vaccines allocated by the MVP Group for the inoculation of 2,500 economic frontliners in General Santos City. Looking on are St. Elizabeth Hospital COO Antonio G. Veneracion, GenSan City Mayor Ronnel C. Rivera, and Smart Customer Development Manager Neil Rodrigo.

“Our vaccinees have been and will continue to be the key source of stability as the Philippines emerges from this global crisis,” says Chairman Manuel V Pangilinan, “through the essential services we offer groupwide – from hospitals, telecommunications and digital services, electricity, water, tollways and road infrastructure, media, and more.”

The vaccination allocations made by the MVP Group are in line with its commitment to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs), particularly SDG #3: Good Health and Well-Being.