Grab already announced it will be giving free COVID-19 vaccines to its driver and rider partners in Southeast Asia. Well, it appears Grab Philippines will be starting its initiative for its delivery partners through the GrabBayanihan Vaccination Support Program.
The program will focus on two main points: access and education. Through GrabBayanihan, Grab Philippines aims to subsidize COVID-19 vaccination for its driver and delivery partners who are not covered by the national vaccination program. This will be subject to the availability of vaccine supply.
Grab Philippines will also work with its driver and delivery partners before and after vaccination to connect them with their respective LGUs for inoculation. It will extend its Post-Vaccination Livelihood Protection insurance policy free of charge as well, which will cover the potential loss of income that may be incurred while recovering from potential vaccine side effects.
The company will also be creating a specialized fleet of vaccinated driver-partners that will provide discounted rides to and from vaccination centers for senior citizens, high-risk individuals, or people with comorbidities.
In addition to all these, Grab Philippines will also work closely with government units and agencies to offer them mobility, communications, and logistics support for their respective vaccination programs, leveraging on the company’s ground fleet network and mobile app. It will collaborate with the Department of Health to spread valuable information regarding vaccination not just to its partners, but also to the general public as well.
“Many of our kababayans spent the last year making enormous sacrifices for our communities—showing the best of who we are as Filipinos. Now that we are gradually striving towards socio-economic recovery, we believe that the vaccination efforts—from both the private and public sectors—provide much-needed hope for many of our kababayans,” said Grab Philippines country head Grace Vera Cruz. “Through Grab Philippines’ technology, platform, and partnerships, we are reinforcing our commitment to supporting livelihoods, and helping the recovery of our communities.”
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