In cooperation with the Department of Health and the local government units of Taguig City and Tanza, Vista Mall has signed on to become an official partner of the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination program, ResBakuna, as satellite vaccination centers for the residents of Taguig City and the municipality of Tanza in Cavite.
Satellite vaccination sites are put in place to help decongest local health centers and to make inoculation safer and more convenient for residents. Given Vista Mall’s longstanding commitment to being an active and productive member of the communities they are present in, it was not a hard decision for the management to open its doors to the ResBakuna program.
According to Vista Land Commercial Division Managing Director Miss Camille A. Villar, “We are a proud partner of the government in rolling out its nationwide vaccination program. While our industry continues on its path towards recovery due to the effects of the pandemic, we accept this opportunity and responsibility whole-heartedly as we remain committed to our common goal of beating COVID-19.”
On March 31, the City of Taguig, through an official statement from the office of Mayor Lino Cayetano, announced Vista Mall as one of the city’s vaccination centers. Through the years, Vista Mall Taguig has been a dedicated partner to the local government of Taguig City. The well-loved mall has been repeatedly selected as a satellite center for various endeavors and programs of the local government due to its convenient location to the majority of Taguig residents.
Meanwhile, Vista Mall and the local government of Tanza along with DOH launched Vista Mall Tanza as an official satellite vaccination center for its “Bakunadong Tanzeño, Protektado sa Covid-19” program on April 22, 2021. A brief ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the designated vaccination area within the mall’s premises and was inaugurated by Tanza municipal Mayor Yuri Pacumio and Vista Mall Tanza Cluster Operations Head, Rhona Quilon.
“We are doing our part by providing more accessible and convenient vaccination centers through our malls, so it is our utmost hope that more Filipinos register and show up for the ResBakuna vaccination program. Together, we will weather this crisis and recover as one.” Ms. Villar added.
In addition to permitting their malls to become satellite vaccination centers, the Villar Group likewise supports the nationwide vaccination campaign through its group-wide vaccination program, VHealthy. The group has ordered vaccines from Moderna and Oxford- AstraZeneca for its existing workforce and is also finalizing the process to allow employees to access vaccines for their families and household.