Celebrity couple Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Guidicelli have received their first dose of the vaccine against thecoronavirus, the actor-singer announced on Tuesday, June 22, as he encouraged his followers to do the same.
Sharing a photo of him and his wife proudly showing off their vaccinated arms on Instagram, Matteo said: "Sarah and I are done with our 1st dose! Let’s do this not just for ourselves but for our families, friends and kababayans! Get vaccinated!"
Aside from Sarah and Matteo, other celebrity couples who have received their first vaccine jabs against COVID-19 include Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, and Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo.
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 Tuesday, June 22, recorded 3,666 additional COVID-19 cases, bringing the overall tally to 1,367,894 -- with deaths at 23,809 -- one of the highest caseloads in Asia.
Sarah, 32, and Matteo, 31, celebrated their first anniversary as a married couple last February.
The two tied the knot in a secret ceremony in Taguig on February 20, 2020, after being together for more than six years.