Celebrity couple Iya Villania and Drew Arellano took part in the kickoff of the government's vaccination program for essential workers on Monday, June 7.
"Never been so excited about getting vaccinated before. Drew and I were ecstatic to be part of the opening of the A4 category vaccination program! Very timely for me now that work is starting to take me outside of my home," Iya posted on her Instagram page.
Iya then encouraged her followers who are under the A4 category like her to get vaccinated to achieve herd immunity.
"This is it guys! If you are that essential worker in your home that needs to leave the house to provide, now is your chance to get protected! Do it for yourself, your family and for the nation. Each person vaccinated is a step closer to us achieving herd immunity and a chance to get our old norm back! Don’t we all want that?! Our poor children need to be free outside yet we also want them to be safe!" she said in her post.
She also urged her followers not to be choosy when it comes to the vaccines as everything that is administered in the country is approved by the World Health Organization.
"They said that we need 70% of our population vaccinated to be able to say that the 30% who aren’t yet vaccinated are also protected. We can get there if you do your part and get that shot. All vaccinations being administered here are safe, effective and WHO approved! Let’s not be choosy. We were more than happy to get Sinovac. We can achieve herd immunity only if you too get that shot… no matter which brand it is. The sooner, the better," she said.
She continued, "Register now in your LGU and please… when you get your schedule, pls don’t walk away if it’s not the brand u were hoping for. Let’s not waste what is already of limited supply. We can do this, but we can only do it together. #Resbakuna."