Pia Wurtzbach is the latest local celebrity to get inoculated with the vaccine against COVID-19.
The Filipino-German beauty queen revealed she did not just get vaccinated to protect herself, but also the people around her whom she said she couldn’t afford to get sick.
“Why did I choose to get vaccinated? It’s as simple as me wanting to protect myself from getting and spreading the virus. I don’t want to risk the people around me — especially my loved ones — getting sick because of me,” she wrote in the caption of her post.
The 31-year-old celebrity encouraged her followers on social media to get vaccinated by educating them about its benefits.
“Getting the vaccine can help us avoid becoming severely ill and therefore is a safer choice for us,” she said.
While the COVID-19 vaccine adds another layer of protection, she reminded her followers to still follow basic health protocols.
“This doesn’t mean na pwede na tayong bumalik sa old ways natin. Kailangan pa rin mag ingat at sundin ang mga basic health protocols. Parang lang siyang shield, an extra layer of protection for us,” she said.
With many still apprehensive on getting jabbed with some of the accessible vaccine brands, Pia reiterated to get what’s available.
“So, let’s help one another fight this deadly virus by building immunity around us. When given the chance, please take whatever vaccine is made available to you,” she remarked.
Meanwhile, Pia had Dr. Ronivin Pagtakhan of Love Yourself in the latest episode of the podcast “Between Us Queens” — which she co-hosts — to better educate about the benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Philippine government hopes to inoculate 58 million out of the 108 million Filipinos to achieve herd immunity.