Shopee teams up with the Department of Health to push Booster Vaccination

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, SEPTEMBER 23, 2022 – In line with its continuous commitment to
help every Filipino increase their protection against COVID-19, Shopee has partnered with the
Department of Health (DOH) for the Bakunahang Bayan: PinasLakas Special Vaccination Days
campaign from September 26-30, to facilitate the rapid mobilization of COVID-19 vaccination
among all eligible populations.

As part of the campaign, a dedicated page will be accessible in-app to educate users on the
benefits and importance of vaccination from September 26 to 30, 2022. Local government units
(LGUs) across the country are likewise encouraged to include vaccination sites such as
schools, malls, plazas, and places of worship where Filipinos can conveniently walk-in to get
their COVID-19 booster shot on special vaccination days.
Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, shared, “It is a great privilege for us to partner with
the DOH once again. Through this partnership, we aim to leverage our platform to provide
Filipinos with access to accurate and important information about booster shots and COVID-19
vaccination. Through proper education and collaboration, we can work together to fight the
spread of COVID-19 in the Philippines.”
This campaign is one of the multiple initiatives that Shopee has launched to support Filipinos in
their pre to post vaccination journey. In 2021, Shopee launched the Resbakuna Vaccine

Education Campaign, also in partnership with the DOH; the Fully Vaxxed package which
incentivized users to complete their vaccination doses; and Vaccination Center Support, which
provided food, health essentials, and air coolers to chosen vaccination centers in Makati,
Taguig, and Quezon City.
Assistant Secretary Beverly Lorraine Ho, OIC-Undersecretary of the Department of Health
shared “Every Filipino plays a vital role in achieving the wall of immunity and protecting every
single member of our community, especially the most vulnerable. We are grateful to be
partnering with Shopee once more to maximize their platform in effectively reaching, engaging,
and educating even more Filipinos on the importance of getting their COVID-19 vaccines and
booster doses.”
With the aim of boosting 50 percent of the general population and fully vaccinating 90 percent
of the target senior citizens, the Bakunahang Bayan: PinasLakas Special Vaccination Days
campaign is expected to educate Filipinos of the benefits the COVID-19 vaccines provide.
Through these initiatives, the DOH hopes to encourage even more of our kababayans to receive
their booster shots, most especially our senior citizens and the vulnerable population.
From September 26-30, users can learn more about Bakunahang Bayan: PinasLakas Special
Vaccination Days through the dedicated in-app page on the Shopee app.

Bebang’s 5-in-1 Vaccination

Bebang just had her 5-in-1 vaccination today and she has met her Vet for the second time around. Though I really want to take a picture of Bebang while her Vet is vaccinating her, I can’t, simply because I was the one who held her and there was nobody around who could hold the camera for us.

Just like the Vet said, puppies like Bebang will not feel too much pain when they are vaccinated, so I just held Bebang softly and gently caressing her head. After the vaccination, the Vet cleaned Bebang’s ears and she played with her for a while. Graduates of vet tech schools know that even though it is painful for the owner to watch, vaccinations are so important for pets.

Bebang will not take a bath for five days after her vaccination, her Vet told me. So I will follow the Vet’s instructions for Bebang’s safety. Bebang is a big girl now, she weighs 3.7 kgs already.