In a strong drive to support national recovery, SM ordered over 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines for its employees and for donation to the National Government.
With the arrival of some of these vaccines last June 25, SM immediately rolled out free vaccination for thousands of its employees to complement efforts where two-thirds of its employees have already been vaccinated.
The vaccination program is a joint effort of all the SM companies that include SM Investments, SM Prime Holdings, SM Retail and portfolio companies, BDO Unibank, Inc. and China Banking Corporation.
The vaccination for employees is being conducted at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City and a number of SM malls in Metro Manila.
In addition, the one-millionth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine has been administered in over 60 malls around the country that were used as vaccination hubs by various local government units (LGUs).
To incentivize people to get vaccinated, SM malls have also started its Vax, Shop, & Dine initiative under the Ingat Angat Bakuna Lahat Program where the private sector aims to boost the country’s COVID-19 vaccine drive.