After Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, another superstar couple has gotten their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine—Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo.
The married couple got inoculated at the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority’s (MMDA) vaccination site in Makati on Monday afternoon, June 21, just hours after KathNiel received their first vaccine jabs against COVID-19 together.
Both couples fall under the A4 category, which includes economic frontliners from the private sector or government workers who are required to report physically for work.
Sharing clips of herself and her husband getting injected with the vaccine on her Instagram page, Judy Ann encouraged her followers to also register and get vaccinated.
"First jab! Pabakuna na po tayo.. para sa mga mahal natin sa buhay at para may panlaban tayo sa bawat strain ng COVID. Nakakatakot ang magakaroon ng COVID. Mas nakakakampante po ng loob ang pagpapabakuna kesa maniwala sa mga naririnig nating sabi sabi at haka haka sa paligid natin," she said.
Aside from Kathryn, Daniel, Judy Ann, and Ryan, other celebrities who recently got themselves vaccinated against COVID-19 include Maine Mendoza, Erich Gonzales, Gerald Anderson, and Julia Barretto.
As of Thursday, June 17, the Philippine government has received over 14 million doses of vaccines from Sinovac, AstraZeneca, Pfizer, and Russia's Gamaleya Institute. Since the start of the vaccination drive last March, more than 8 million doses -- of which 2.1 million are second doses—have been administered.
The country on Monday, June 21, recorded 5,249 additional COVID-19 cases, bringing the overall tally to 1,364,239—with deaths at 23,749—one of the highest caseloads in Asia.