July 01, 2021

BAKUNA BY THE SEA: DOT commends Davao City for Innovative Vax Program   

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  • BAKUNA BY THE SEA: DOT commends Davao City for Innovative Vax Program   
  • The Department of Tourism (DOT) hails Davao City for its innovative vaccination program called “Bakuna by the Sea.” 

    The unique vaccination program is a collaboration between public and private sectors that aims to boost the vaccine rollout in the city. It aims to prioritize tourism and hospitality workers and A4 priority group members.  

    IMAGE from Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao Facebook page  

    “Bakuna by the Sea” will be held at the seaside tropical garden of the Waterfront Insular Hotel Pavilion from June 30 to July 2, 2021. 

    Meanwhile, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat gave her commendation to everyone involved in the vaccination program, especially to Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and the private sectors for their contribution in organizing the event.   

    “I would like to congratulate the DATA for working with the City government of Davao to start inoculating our tourism workers. The recent designation of the NCR Plus area as a low-risk area is a welcome sign that the national vaccination program is working, and we hope to see this replicated in Davao as soon as possible,” said Puyat.  

    Also read: DOT, TPB Extend 50% OFF RT-PCR for Tourists at PCMC  

    IMAGE from Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao Facebook page  

    The Tourism chief also encouraged LGUs to recreate the program across the country, in order to help the tourism sector bounce back immediately.  

    “This special vaccination program for tourism workers should be replicated across the country. I hope that other local government units in the country will follow suit so we can bring back the thousands of tourism jobs that were lost amid the pandemic,” she added.

    Also read: Midnight Vax to Commence in Taguig This Week

    IMAGE from Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao Facebook page  

    Meanwhile, as of June 24, 2021, 7,015 tourism workers from seven regions in the country have already been inoculated against COVID-19 and Secretary Puyat reminded everyone to get vaccinated.

    “Let us remember that we are a community, and we are not just protecting ourselves but the people around us. As tourism workers who have to interact with so many different people face to face, your health and safety are important. This is a pivotal step in the road to recovery as we need to do it together,” she ended.

    Also read: Makati, Private Sectors Tie Up to Expand Vaccination Sites

    Source: Department of Tourism

    Written by Cedie Salido 

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