- June 5, 2023
SM Supermalls has teamed up with the Girl Scouts of the Philippines (GSP) to boost the Department of Health’s ‘Resbakuna Kids’ nationwide vaccination campaign.
SM Supermalls have started welcoming members of the GSP to get inoculated against COVID-19 starting April 2.
“We remain devoted to supporting the ‘Resbakuna Kids’ campaign of the Department of Health, and I think what’s more important is being able to administer the vaccinations particularly to the Girl Scouts of the Philippines who have not been vaccinated yet,” said Joaquin San Agustin, Senior Vice President of Marketing at SM Supermalls.
GSP National President Nina Lim-Yuson also echoed the need for children to get vaccinated so they can fulfill their duty of serving their communities.
“We know the Girl Scouts [of the Philippines] made their promise to serve God and our country and to help people at all times. You cannot help others if you are sick. We want everybody to be healthy and well, and that is why we hope they will all get vaccinated at SM Supermalls,” Yuson said.
This initiative led by SM Supermalls is encouraging members of the GSP who have not been vaccinated yet, especially children aged 5 to 11, 12 to 17 and senior citizens to get jabbed at their nearest SM mall vaccination site.
How to get vaccinated at SM Supermalls
- Register for the vaccination at your Council (Council coordinates with LGU and the nearest SM Supermalls).
- Renew GSP membership (which automatically enrolls into the Membership Mutual Assistance Fund/MMAF).
- Secure any of the following requirements: birth certificate, hospital records (if any), school ID, baptismal certificate, and parental/guardian consent for vaccination.
- Attend the GSP coordinators’ meeting for vaccination seminar (Girl Scout and guardian).
- Check confirmation from the Council, which includes time and place of vaccination.
On vaccination day
For the Girl Scout
- Wear complete and proper official Girl Scout uniform.
- Have a full meal and bring snacks to the venue.
- Be accompanied by parents/guardians with ID.
- Fill out the assent form if Girl Scout is 7-11 years old (no formal assent needed for 7 years old and below).
- Bring medical certificate if Girl Scout has comorbidity, indicating she can receive vaccination after thorough assessment and evaluation of the date of certification.
For the parent/guardian
- Fill out the needed forms at the venue.
- Must know the brand of the vaccine and its side effects, as well as the identity of the health personnel who administered the vaccination.
After the vaccination
- Stay at the venue for 15-20 minutes for observation.
- Know proper management and contact person at the vaccination site in case of delayed reaction to the vaccine, i.e. allergies
- Avail of MMAF (if the condition is covered by MMAF).
List of SM Malls offering COVID-19 vaccination to GSP
The collaboration between SM Supermalls and the GSP aims to speed up the vaccination rollout in the Philippines in order to achieve herd immunity in the country as soon as possible.
SM Supermalls has already administered over 9.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines nationwide in its 78 mall vaccination sites. The mall chain remains dedicated in its commitment to ensuring a safe malling experience for the public through its staunch support of the government’s nationwide vaccination campaign.