July 6, 2021
Tzu Chi, FFCCCII, MedGrocer host vaccination rollout at BTCC
By Joy Rojas
In support of government’s efforts to protect Filipinos against the potentially fatal COVID-19, Tzu Chi Foundation, in cooperation with the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII), the Department of Health, MedGrocer, and other government agencies, organized a vaccination rollout for private citizens from July 5 to 17 at the Jing Si Auditorium of Buddhist Tzu Chi Campus (BTCC) in Sta. Mesa, Manila.
Individuals (particularly from the A4 or essential workers category) who wanted to secure vaccines ahead of their respective local government units’ programs were among those who availed of the rollout. Each paid a fee of P2,310 for two doses of Sinovac vaccine imported by the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. from China, and vaccinated by doctors hired by MedGrocer.
BTCC’s wide, open grounds, fresh air, and spacious interiors made for the perfect location to host a program that requires good ventilation and the strict practice of social distancing.
“So far, Tzu Chi Foundation provided the best venue for this vaccination program,” said Meredith Ngo, co-founder and chief finance officer of MedGrocer, which brought in the doctors who administered the vaccinations.
“Thank you, Tzu Chi Foundation for providing the venue for individuals who bought the vaccines from the Federation,” said FFCCCII Vice President Delfin Letran.
The second of two Sinovac doses will also be administered at BTCC beginning August 2 to complete the vaccination for all those who availed of this program. Hopefully, everyone will be able to carry on a normal life thereafter.