Jollibee, McDonald’s offer their restaurants as vaccination sites
MANILA — The Jollibee Group and McDonald’s Philippines are again teaming up to assist the government in providing accessible venues for vaccination across the country with focus on Region 3, Region 4A and other key cities outside Metro Manila.
The two biggest quick-serving restaurants have offered their store network nationwide as vaccination sites for two weeks to assist the government in meeting the national daily jab target of 1.5 million Filipinos daily.
“We are willing to offer the space in our stores for 2 weeks in November, to help LGUs administer the 1st doses for the eligible population of adults and those aged 12-17 years old,” Margot Torres, McDonald’s Managing Director, explained.
According to the proposal, the two biggest restaurant brands will work with LGUs where their stores are located and these LGUs will be responsible for the implementation of the vaccination program including the vaccines and ancillary supplies including their storage and disposal and manpower.
“Our teams can work with the DOH regional offices to ensure safety measures and proper implementation of the vaccination in the identified stores to be used as vaccination sites. We expect that we can achieve 150 to 300 plus jabs per day depending on the location, size and store layout,” Pepot Miñana, Chief Sustainability and Public Affairs Officer of Jollibee Group, added.
The proposal has been endorsed by the National Task Force Against Covid-19 Chief Implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez and Deputy Chief Implementer Secretary Vince Dizon to local government units all over the country where Jollibee and McDonald’s stores are present.
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