Stressing that "vaccines save lives and livelihood," Presidential Adviser for Entrepreneurship and Go Negosyo founder Jose Ma. "Joey" Concepcion 3rd will lead the launch on Friday, April 30, of a vaccine forum to promote and educate the public on the importance of getting vaccinated against Covid-19.
During the launch of Go Negosyo's Let's Go Bakuna campaign, Concepcion reiterated the critical role of vaccines in getting the economy back on track.
"The success in winning this war is not just in being able to buy the vaccines. It's being able to convince every Filipino out there that it is their duty to get vaccinated," he said.
"It is like being called to war as a soldier, but the weapon you carry is the vaccine. It protects yourself and it will protect others. This is the solution to saving both lives and livelihood. The vaccine is the solution," he added.
The Let's GO Bakuna Campaign provides a platform for Filipinos to discuss issues and answer questions on the Covid-19 vaccine.
The campaign also aims to address vaccine hesitancy and to increase vaccine confidence through a series of vaccine education forums, webinars and town hall meetings, and multiplatform information materials based on expert advice and testimonials.
"It will also help communities understand their role in the nationwide vaccination initiative — why getting vaccinated will make a huge impact in accelerating the recovery of the Philippine economy," Concepcion said.
The campaign is supported by more than 1,000 private companies. Related to the campaign is a special episode of Go Negosyo's coaching and mentoring program "Mentor Me Online," where panelists will discuss how vaccination affects livelihoods and job generation.
The special episode of "Mentor Me Online," aired in time for Labor Day, will also give 10 lucky would-be entrepreneurs a Puhunan Pang Negosyo worth P5,000.
"We know that our unemployment rate today is alarming. That's why we have doubled our efforts in addressing the health issue so we can further open our economy and generate jobs in the process," Concepcion said.
He said Go Negosyo, which traditionally focuses on helping Filipino entrepreneurs, pivoted toward focusing on health when it saw the urgency of the situation and how health is always connected with livelihood and the economy.
"We recognize that we have to address this health crisis because it is only through vaccinations that we could save the lives of the Filipino, then ramp up livelihood in the process," he added.
Concepcion said achieving herd immunity through vaccination "is the only way the Philippine economy can return to normal, and jobs can be restored."
He stressed that wearing face masks and physical distancing only serve to buy time but are not long-term solutions.
"As the pandemic and the lockdowns continue to affect the economy, achieving herd immunity has become even more important," the Go Negosyo founder said.
"From the start of the pandemic, we have been doing everything to ensure that the business sector will survive in this pandemic. At this crucial stage, I call on the labor sector to join us in making our employees realize that we need everybody to be able to get through this pandemic. We need to convince our employees that we must take the vaccine so we would be able to save lives and livelihoods," he added.
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