The Lucio Tan Group of Companies is gearing up to vaccinate its more than 50,000 employees against SARS-COV2 as it reported that about 90 percent of them are ready and willing to get themselves inoculated.

In a statement, the group said the high vaccine acceptance was attributed to the aggressive information drive the group has been conducting since early February, the company said in a statement.

LTG president Michael G. Tan said the group has firm vaccine orders for close to 40,000 employees and 14,000 third party service providers of all firms belonging to the Lucio Tan Group of Companies. These vaccine orders are expected to arrive by the middle of this year.

Service providers include those that employees interact with on a daily basis like security guards and canteen concessionaires.

Mechanics are also being drafted to allow employees to access vaccines for their families and households, he said.

“Vaccination is a crucial step towards the path to normalcy. Not only does it protect you from getting severely sick but also protects everyone around you – your family, friends, co-workers and customers – from catching the virus,” Tan stressed.

He added that, “Getting vaccinated is also the key to reopen our economy. While we may not immediately return to our old ways, it’s an important step to regain our freedom and the life we once had. I therefore enjoin everyone to get that jab.” In November 2020, LTG joined some of the country’s biggest conglomerates in signing firm orders for AstraZeneca vaccine through a tripartite agreement with the national government and business advocacy group Go Negosyo led by Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship Joey Concepcion.

Source: Manila Bulletin (