P&G PH partners with Red Cross for ‘bakuna buses’ in CALABARZON

Procter & Gamble (P&G) Philippines has donated more than ₱5 million to fund the Covid-19 Mobile Vaccination Clinics or the ‘bakuna buses’ of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC).

In the next 8 months, the program will deploy three bakuna buses to serve at least 150 barangays and 15,000 highly vulnerable Filipinos across CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon) who are challenged in accessing local government units’ bakuna centers. The beneficiaries include senior citizens, persons with disabilities, persons with special needs, and bed-ridden patients.

The initiative also does not only back the government’s vaccination program. It also helps protects communities in the region, which is home to P&G’s Cabuyao manufacturing facility and where P&G employees and their families live and work.

The fully-equipped PRC bakuna buses are set to make two to four visits per barangay to cover the first and second doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. The PRC has determined the key cities in the region that should be prioritized—with a population of highly vulnerable people.

“P&G strives to be a Force for Good in the Philippines. We focus on the protection, prevention, and vaccination of our employees, their families, and our communities,” said P&G Philippines President and General Manager Raffy Fajardo.

The company re-purposed a plant to produce and donate 3 million medical-grade face masks to protect the frontline. It also continuously donates P&G health and hygiene kits to vulnerable families and communities to prevent sickness in their homes. The bakuna buses are timely in providing vaccine access and protection for highly vulnerable people who need it most.

P&G is also getting its employees vaccinated with an 80% vaccination completion rate. The company aims to complete employee vaccination in October. It has teamed up with LGUs in Taguig City and Cabuyao in Laguna to execute vaccination programs for their workforce in both cities. P&G also commits to vaccinating employees’ families, eligible dependents, and additional members of their households.