Monday, July 26 marks a milestone for the company because after 8 months of painstaking preparation, the vaccines have arrived and CDO Foodsphere, Inc. can finally vaccinate its people.
A total of 2000 CDO employees are expected to receive their first doses of AstraZeneca this week from the first batch of orders done through GoNegosyo’s A Dose of Hope program.
“Today’s vaccination is a symbol of our commitment to prioritizing the safety & health of our people, our #1 priority, especially during the pandemic. Along with the continued adherence to strict health protocols, vaccination will protect our people and their families even with the new COVID variants coming out, and we will be able to do our share in achieving the herd immunity we need,” said CDO Foodsphere President & CEO Jerome D. Ong.
“Today, we convey our gratitude to Presidential Adviser and GoNegosyo founder Joey Concepcion and his hardworking team for allowing us to be one of the very first companies to be part of this landmark agreement as early as November 2020,” Ong added.
CDO Director & Senior Vice President Charmaine Ong-Castro administered the 1st dose to the 1st employee to be vaccinated this morning.
Vaccine confidence remains high for CDO employees and continues to increase. “The continuous education campaign and dialogues with our people in the past months have helped build this over time. As of end-June, 65% of our people said Yes to vaccination. Today, 85% said they are willing to get their jabs,” said Pia Viloria, Asst. Vice President for Human Resources and COVID-19 Taskforce chief.