Former Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition housemate Aldred Gatchalian, who is currently based in the US, has received Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine.
The ex-housemate shared a snapshot of himself receiving the vaccine on his Instagram Stories.
He said, “Received my 1st dose of Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine today at work. I will give you guys an update if I experience any adverse reactions."
He did not reveal though why he became one of the early recipients of the vaccine but the US has been prioritizing "frontline essential workers" and people aged 75 years old and above to receive the vaccine first.
Aldred joined the first teen of edition of Pinoy Big Brother in 2016 wherein Kim Chiu was declared as the winner.
In 2015, he wrote a heartfelt message for PBB which celebrated its 10th anniversary back then. In his message Aldred remarked that the show "changed his life."
"Happy 10th year anniversary to the show that changed my life and my family's life! Marami akong pinagpapasalamat sa Pinoy Big Brother. Marami akong natutunan at nakilalang mga taong nagpabago sa mga pananaw ko sa buhay ko sa ngayon. Marami akong na-experience na kahit kailanman di ko naisip na mangyayari sa buhay ko. Lalo na ang pag-aartista. At lahat ng yun ay babaunin ko hanggang sa pagtanda ko. It literally changed my life!" he said.
"Maraming salamat sa mga taong naniwala at nakakita ng kakaibang katangian sa akin nung araw na nag-audition ako sa ABS-CBN kasama ang mga classmate ko nung high school. Yung trip lang namin na maexperience kung pano ang mag-audition, yun pala ang magpapabago sa buhay ko.
"Dahil sa inyo naging handa akong sumabak sa hamon ng totoong buhay! Hehe. Happy 10th year anniversary! I will forever be grateful that I have been a part of one of the best shows in the history of Philippine TV. God bless everyone! #PBB10thAnnivesary #PBB10years #PBB1stTeenEdition #ForeverGrateful," he added.