Advertorial What's Up!

SM Supermalls gears up to open VAXCertPH booths nationwide

Becomes the first official venue partner of the DOH and DILG initiative

By: - October 06, 2021

In partnership with the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), SM Supermalls launched its first official venue for the digital vaccination certificate program VAXCertPH in SM City Clark last October 4.

Present during the Memorandum of Agreement signing were SM Supermalls President Steven T. Tan; Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque; Health Secretary Francisco Duque; National Task Force (NTF) against Covid-19 Chief Implementer and Vaccine czar Sec. Carlito Galvez, Jr.; NTF DCI Testing czar Sec. Vince Dizon; DILG Usec Jonathan Malaya; DICT Usec Manny Caintic; MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos, Angeles City Mayor Carmelo Lazatin, Jr.; and, Mabalacat City Mayor Crisostomo Garbo.

The Memorandum of Agreement were signed by SM Supermalls President Steven T. Tan together with other government officials. | Contributed Photo

“The VAXCertPH initiative will be very helpful to our fellow Filipinos, especially the OFWs and international travelers, as this certification can be used when going abroad. We at SM are pleased to be of service in making the vaccine certification records more accessible to Filipinos nationwide,” said Tan during his opening remarks.

Read more: It’s the season of caring and giving at SM Supermalls

VaxCertPH is a program initiative of the DILG and DOH that will provide Filipinos with a digital vaccine certificate verified as authentic by their respective LGU’s database. The program was designed to address the lack of uniformity in certificates that indicate a person’s vaccination status. The mobile app and portal for the issuance of digital vaccination certificates were developed by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT).

The VAXCertPH initiative will be very helpful to our fellow Filipinos, especially the OFWs and international travelers, as this certification can be used when going abroad. We at SM are pleased to be of service in making the vaccine certification records more accessible to Filipinos nationwide.

 

STEVEN T. TAN

SM Supermalls President

Under the partnership, SM is set to provide an area within its 76 malls nationwide dedicated to the VAXCertPH booths which will be manned by LGU representatives. SM will also be assisting the government agencies in informing the general public of the VAXCertPH initiative through its marketing materials, online announcements, and traditional media.

Read more: SM gives away 10K worth of SM gift certificates to 5 frontliners via #ShareHopeWithSM

“We are proud to be the country’s single biggest vaccination center, as well as a venue for COMELEC registration, a safe place where you can get your National ID, passports, and business permits. We also provide drive-through Covid testing centers in over 10 of our malls across the country. As a good citizen, we are always – as our Supermarkets say – HAPPY TO SERVE,” Tan furthered.

To date, SM has already administered over 4M doses of COVID-19 vaccines in its multi-mall vaccination drive. The government has reported that over 21 million persons have so far been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in the country.

Read more: 100 days before Christmas: SM Supermalls gives out love and care ahead of Christmas Day

For more information about the VAXCertPH initiative, check out www.smsupermalls.com or follow @smsupermalls on all social media accounts.

ADVERTORIAL

Latest Stories
Most Read

Subscribe to our regional newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.