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November 2021

AC Health celebrates halfway mark to 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine administration; Ayala Group successfully vaccinates 90% of regular employees

Ayala Corporation Chairman, Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala with AC Health President and CEO Paolo Borromeo and Ayala Corporation Chief Human Resource Officer JP Orbeta visit frontliners at the Ayala Malls Manila Bay, one of 25 COVIDShield vaccination sites

Manila – AC Health has administered over 500,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, breaching the halfway mark of its 1 million dose target.

Since its official launch in July, AC Health, through its COVIDShield program, has been inoculating members of priority groups across different LGUs, Ayala Group employees and their dependents, and partner companies across 25 active vaccination sites in key priority areas around the country, including NCR, Bulacan, Laguna, Pampanga, Batangas, Cebu, Davao, Palawan, among others. This large-scale initiative is in support of the Philippine National Vaccine Deployment Program and complements the public sector’s efforts to vaccinate majority of Filipinos at requisite scale and speed to achieve optimal protection. Moreover, over 50,000 regular employees across the different Ayala parent companies have been vaccinated. This brings the vaccination rate of the Ayala group at 90%, with majority of the remaining employees scheduled for vaccination in the next few weeks.

“Three months after launching our COVID-19 vaccination program, we are proud to have administered almost 560,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines for partners and clients, as part of our contribution to the country’s response to the pandemic. Within the Ayala Group, we have successfully achieved a 90% vaccination rate for our regular employees.  Through consolidated efforts of the entire AC Health network, together with the DOH and the IATF, local governments and the private sector, we will continue to work hard to achieve our country’s vaccination goals,” said AC Health President and CEO, Paolo Borromeo.

Last September 28, Ayala Corporation Chairman Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, together with AC Health President and CEO Paolo Borromeo and Ayala Corporation Chief Human Resource Officer JP Orbeta visited 4 sites to give support to the medical frontliners and COVIDShield staff.

“We are grateful to our healthcare frontliners who are the true heroes of this pandemic. During this time of uncertainty, we owe a lot to their unwavering dedication and sacrifice to help our fellow Filipinos be protected and to keep our nation safe,” added Borromeo.

The COVIDShield program provides comprehensive COVID-19 vaccine administration services from ensuring vaccine supply, proper scheduling, vaccine administration to post-vaccine surveillance. AC Health is on track in achieving its goal of administering 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses as the next tranches of privately-procured vaccines arrive in the country.

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For more information, contact:

CHACHI MORENO, M.D.
Strategy and External Affairs Manager
Zodiac Health Ventures, Inc
E-mail: moreno.fmm@achealth.com.ph