Shopee and the Department of Health has partnered to promote education about COVID-19 vaccines through in-app and social media initiatives.
The partnership aims to augment the concerted effort of the private sector and local government units to encourage Filipinos to get vaccinated. This is to help the goal of the country to vaccinate 70% of its population within three to five years.
“Shopee is honored to partner with the Department of Health to educate Filipinos on the importance and benefits of vaccination. Through our collaboration with DOH, we can provide the community with accurate and science-backed vaccine information. With proper education, we aim to raise the public’s awareness and hopefully encourage more people to get vaccinated.”
Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines
Starting this month until August, you can learn more about the safety and effectiveness of vaccines from DOH and World Health Organization representatives. In addition, on June 23 at 9 PM, you can watch a discussion on “Fake vs Fact on COVID-19 Vaccine and Efficacy” on Shopee Live.
“This partnership symbolizes what we, in the Health Promotion Bureau, want to do—meet people where they are and make living healthy easy. That’s why we are thankful to use Shopee’s platform, one that effectively reaches and engages millions of Filipinos, to make RESBAKUNA reach a wider audience. The immense potential this partnership holds, not only in increasing vaccine confidence but in improving overall health literacy among Filipinos, truly excites us.”
Beverly C. Ho, MD, MPH, Director IV, at Health Promotion Bureau DOH
Moreover, Shopee will post helpful information about the vaccines on its official social media pages. For more on the company’s initiatives against COVID-19, click here.