- The country’s leading integrated resort, Okada Manila, will offer free COVID-19 vaccines to its team members and qualified dependents starting this July 2021. The company aims to complete its vaccination rollout by the 4th quarter of 2021, in partnership with AC Health.
Dubbed “Vaxta Sama-sama, Panalo,” a continuing effort of the resort’s 3T Campaign, Okada Manila’s vaccination program aims to safeguard the health and well-being of the integrated resort’s more than 5,700 team members.
“Having our team members and their loved ones vaccinated won’t just keep them safer from the threat of COVID 19, this will also give them some peace of mind during this unprecedented and unpredictable time,” Okada Manila President, Byron Yip, shares. “As frontliners of the hospitality and tourism industry, we want to give our team members the safest possible work environment.” Yip also adds that he hopes the program encourages other businesses and individuals to follow suit. “More vaccinated individuals mean we can contribute to managing the number of COVID-19 cases in the country while also helping with restarting the economy.”
In addition to its employee vaccination plan, Okada Manila has implemented well-being programs such as webinars for mental health, skill enhancement e-sessions, counselling services, and distribution of health kits. To continuously keep its team members safe, the integrated resort also put in place industry-leading safety protocols in the property. IATF and DOT health and safety guidelines are also strictly observed.
To alleviate the challenges caused by the global health crisis, the integrated resort has also led COVID relief efforts by providing grants to the Philippine Red Cross, Philippine Lung Center, Heart Center of the Philippines, and various LGUs all throughout the country.
“Vaxta Sama-sama, Panalo,” is a reinforcement of Okada Manila’s commitment to keep its premises a safe space for its team members. This year, the integrated resort received certification from Forbes Travel Guide and digital healthcare leader Sharecare, the Department of Tourism’s Safety Seal, and the World Travel and Tourism Council's (WTTC) Safe Travels stamp, making it one of the safest leisure establishments in the world.