SM intensifies vaccination efforts
What: SM’s vaccination program is a joint effort of all the SM companies, including SM Investments Corporation, SM Prime Holdings, Inc., SM Retail, Inc., BDO Unibank, Inc., China Banking Corporation, 2GO Group, Inc., Atlas Mining & Development Corporation and Goldilocks Bakeshop.
Why it is important: When it comes to retail, Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are considered crucial to the local economy. SM malls decided to support such companies and teamed up with Go Negosyo to open shared vaccination sites for around 300 MSMEs with more than 170,000 employees.
At the moment, 94% of eligible SM employees vaccinated to date and growing. SM immediately provided free vaccination to thousands of its employees with the arrival of vaccines in the second quarter. Previously, SM ordered over 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines for its employees and for donation to the National Government.
In addition, over 3.3 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in 69 malls around the country that have been used as vaccination hubs by various local government units (LGUs).