The Ayala group reported that its healthcare arm AC Health has administered over 125,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine since the first batch arrived in the Philippines late February.

To date, the group has worked to inoculate members of priority groups across local government units (LGUs), the Ayala Group, and partner companies. 

“AC Health will remain committed to supporting the country’s vaccination efforts and will continue to strengthen our partnerships with our LGUs and private sector partners, in order to vaccinate at the requisite scale and speed and to help achieve our nation’s goal of achieving herd immunity at year-end,” said AC Health President and CEO Paolo Borromeo.

He added that, “We are proud to leverage the full strength of our network, with Healthway and QualiMed leading site operations and vaccine administration, and HealthNow functioning as our vaccine management platform to meet our goal of administering 1 million doses within 2021.”

In June, AC Health began inoculating Ayala Group employees through partnerships with the LGUs of Makati, Parañaque, Quezon City, Taguig, and Sta. Rosa, who provided government-procured vaccines to the group’s economic frontliner (A4) population in June.

This week, AC Health also launched its vaccination program to employees with Moderna vaccines, the first tranche of the 1 million doses Ayala secured via tripartite agreements with the government. 

AC Health has also partnered with LGUs to augment their vaccination for constituents across A1- A5 priority groups.

In line with the Ayala Group’s commitment to the Ingat Angat initiative, AC Health committed to deploy its Healthway and QualiMed teams and have made available vaccination sites across the Greater Metro Manila Area.

Some of which include supporting Makati’s COVID-19 vaccination drive thru site, Taguig’s PNP vaccination day, and Sta. Rosa’s ceremonial vaccination for healthcare workers, among others. 

This month, AC Health will launch its COVIDShield program, serving hundreds of companies, including large multinationals, other conglomerates, BPOs, manufacturing firms, and other private sector partners who have entrusted the group for their own vaccinations.

The program which has combined the extensive resources of QualiMed, Healthway, and HealthNow to offer an end-to-end COVID-19 vaccination program, and complements public sector efforts to vaccinate majority of Filipinos by the end of the year. 

“The success of our fight against COVID-19 will not rest on one player alone, but will depend on the collective efforts across the public and private sectors,” sai Borromeo.

He added that, “As we strengthen our partnerships, we greatly encourage our employees and our fellow Filipinos to be vaccinated for their protection, as well as for the protection of their families, colleagues, and communities. In doing so, we will help drive our country’s economic recovery safely and responsibly.” 

At the onset, AC Health has been leading the Ayala Group’s COVID-19 response initiatives. It has worked closely with the DOH, IATF, and local governments to implement protocols across the group and spearhead key milestones, from setting up mega-isolation facilities, testing labs to securing vaccines for employees and other stakeholders. 

Source: Manila Bulletin (