Musician couple Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez are now fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.
The couple, who received their first jab last April, got their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in Quezon City on Wednesday, June 2.
In his post on Instagram, Ogie said, "After getting exposed again to a COVID-positive at work, wifey and I had to quarantine to fulfill the requirement for the second jab. Salamat sa lahat. Salamat Panginoon sa biyaya.
"Alam natin na marami pa rin ang nagdadalawang isip magpabakuna. Noong una ay Pfizer ang akala naming mahusay nguni’t sa aming mga nabasa pagkatapos ay kung ano ang ibigay yun ang pinakamabisa. Sinovac ang natoka sa amin at so far so good," he added.
Likewise, Regine expressed her gratitude that she and her husband have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as she encouraged everyone to do the same.
"We finally finished our second dose. Thank you to everyone who made this possible. I encourage all of you to have yours too. For us to achieve herd immunity at least 70 to 80 % of our population need to be vaccinated. This is the only way we can all go back to our normal lives. God bless po," she said.
Aside from Ogie and Regine, other celebrities who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 include Kris Aquino, Sharon Cuneta, Aga Muhlach, Alice Dixson, and Jolina Magdangal.
As of Sunday, May 30, a total of 8,329,050 of COVID-19 vaccines from Sinovac, AstraZeneca, Pfizer, and Russia's Gamaleya Institute have arrived in the Philippines. The country has administered 5,180,721 doses since the start of the vaccination drive last March 1.
The Philippines on Wednesday, June 2, recorded 5,257 additional COVID-19 cases, bringing the overall tally to 1,240,716—with deaths at 21,158—one of the highest caseloads in Asia.