Ayala Corporation, together with its healthcare arm, Ayala Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (AC Health), has donated 1,000 flu vaccine doses to the City of Taguig as part of #Brigadang Ayala. The turnover ceremony was done last July 2021 during the groundbreaking event of the Healthway Cancer Care Center, AC Health’s specialty cancer hospital, located in Taguig City.
The initiative is part of Ayala’s commitment to support both COVID and non-COVID healthcare initiatives.
The flu vaccination drive kicked off last September 7, 2021 in 3 participating Healthway branches: Healthway Family Clinic Palingon, Healthway Family Tuktukan and Healthway Multispecialty Clinic Market. This vaccination drive aims to administer flu vaccines for Taguig City’s priority beneficiaries, namely, immunocompromised patients and those at high risk or with comorbidities.
“AC Health has continued to be at the forefront in the fight against COVID-19. We also recognize the need to address other vaccine-preventable infectious diseases such as Influenza, which continue to pose a burden for many Filipinos. We hope that the administration of these flu vaccines to those most at-risk will support the City of Taguig’s efforts in lessening the burden of Influenza. We are proud to partner with Mayor Lino Cayetano and the Taguig City team, who have always been strong advocates in promoting the health and wellness of its constituents, especially during this pandemic.” said AC Health President & CEO Paolo Borromeo.
Influenza and influenza-like illnesses affect an estimated 480,000 Filipinos annually, according to the IPSOS 2020 Flu Vaccination Report. Commonly called the flu, this respiratory illness may cause complications, especially among high-risk groups such as children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems.
The flu vaccination drive in Taguig City is expected to continue until the end of September with the target of administering 1,000 doses.