Around 1,500 children received their vaccination shots against the Coronavirus 2019 during the vaccination drives at the NOMO-A Vista Lifestyle Center in Bacoor and the Vista Mall in Dasmariñas as part of the Villar Group’s efforts to fight COVID-19.
Camille Villar, managing director of the Vista Land Commercial Division, said the vaccination drive will not be possible without the support of the Department of Health and the local government units.
Villar thanked Bacoor City Mayor Lani Mercado-Revilla and Dasmariñas Mayor Jenny Austria-Barzaga for choosing Vista Malls as the sites for vaccination of children aged five to 11.
Villar is optimistic that the vaccination drive for children would strengthen the Villar’s Group’s campaign against the COVID-19.
“The pediatric vaccination will boost our efforts to lessen the impact of COVID-19 on our community, especially our children. This is another step we take to make our malls and stores safer for everybody so that we can return to normalcy. The early days of the pandemic were challenging but we remain committed to protecting our community,” Villar said.
The DOH recently approved the pediatric vaccination for the prevention of COVID-19 for this age group with the use of Pfizer-BioNTech.
A total of 700 children got the vaccines at NOMO-A Vista Lifestyle Center last Feb. 12, while around 800 kids were accommodated through appointment system at Vista Mall Dasmariñas last Feb. 14.“As a parent myself, we always want the best for our children. This vaccination drive is a move forward to protect our children from the virus so that they can play and interact with kids in their age group,” Villar said.
Dubbed as “Kids ‘R Vaxx,” he vaccination drive was also made possible with the partnership with Little Georgia Academy Philippines, AllHome, AllToys, and KinderCity. The Villar Group’s service provider, Streamteach Internet, also provided internet.
The children were treated to free ice cream and other goodies at the NOMO vaccination site, which was also adorned with balloons and playpens to ensure that the kids feel good, relaxed, secure as they take their jabs.
Interested parties are advised to register with their respective LGUs first since no-walk ins will be entertained. For upcoming vaccination schedules, further announcement will be posted at Vista Mall’s social media accounts.