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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Shopee partners with the Department of Health to educate Filipinos on the importance and benefits of vaccination

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, partners with the Department of Health (DOH) to promote education about COVID-19 vaccines through in-app and social media initiatives. As the Philippines aims to vaccinate 70% of its population within three to five years, this partnership between Shopee and DOH augments the concerted effort of the private sector and local government units to encourage Filipinos to get vaccinated and protect themselves and their loved ones against COVID-19.  

 

While the local government rolls out COVID-19 vaccination programs, the vaccine hesitancy rate among Filipinos continues to increase, going from 47% in January 2021 to 61% by the end of the first quarter.[1] They remain resistant to the vaccine due to three key  reasons: concerns about potential side effects, uncertainty about efficacy, and skepticism.

Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “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.”

 

Beverly C. Ho, MD, MPH, Director IV, at Health Promotion Bureau DOH, said, “This partnership symbolizes what we, in the Health Promotion Bureau, want to domeet 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.”

 

Starting this month until August, users can learn more about vaccines’ safety and effectiveness from DOH and World Health Organization representatives. On June 23, 9:00 PM, users can watch a discussion on “Fake vs Fact on COVID-19 Vaccine Safety and Efficacy” on Shopee Live. Shopee will post helpful information about the vaccines on its official social media pages. A separate microsite will also be available on the Shopee app. 

 

Visit https://shopee.ph/m/resbakuna-kasangga-ng-bida to stay updated on Shopee’s initiatives against COVID-19. 

 

Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play. 

 

5 comments:

  1. Very Nice and Awesome Good News Campaign, truly sobrang helpful po talaga nito Mom .. para mas lalo nating mapanatiling ligtas ang ating Kalusugan, mapapa Salamat shopee ka nalang po talaga, sobrang ganda at mas nag Lelevel up na po talaga ang kanilang mga works sa araw araw. Kaya ptuloy pinagkakatiwalaan . At super Gegenrous po talaga.

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  2. so nice talaga nitong campaign ng shopee and doh na resbakuna kasangga ng bida sure na very helpful ito and sobrang halaga din na magkaroon tayo ng vaccine para magkaroon tayo ng proteksyon sa virus 🥰

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  3. It is really important for people to learn the importance of vaccination in order for us to overcome this problem about covid 19. I think this is one of the best partnership I've ever seen. This will bring a lot of benefits for us people. I hope that with the help of this partnership a lot of people will realize the importance of being vaccinated.

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  4. The whole world wants to beat the pandemic ang through the vaccines. DOH together with Shopee rolls out vaccine education for Filipinos to have confidence with vaccines. Though we do not have really know the results of the vaccinated people, we all hope that it would really help to stop the pandemic

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  5. I already read this blog. Nakipag sosyo ang Shopee sa Department of Health upang itaguyod ang edukasyon tungkol sa mga bakuna sa COVID-19 sa pamamagitan ng in-app at mga hakbangin sa social media. Napakalaking Tulong po talaga nitong pakikipag sosyo nilang dalawa. lalo nat para hikayatin ang mga Pilipino na mabakunahan at protektahan ang ating mga sarili at sa mga taong mahal natin sa buhay para labanan ang COVID -19. Kudos po ,❤️

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