Jollibee and McDonald’s Philippines vaccinate employees for free


Employees of Jollibee and McDonald’s Philippines are considered frontliners during the pandemic, as they have to continue serving customers. So it’s good news that the management of these two popular fast food chains are taking steps to vaccinate their employees.


Jollibee will vaccinate all employees from its group of restaurants


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For instance, Jollibee announced on 23rd March that it will vaccinate all of its employees, including employees from its other restaurant chains, including Chowking, Mang Inasal, Greenwich, Burger King, Red Ribbon, Panda Express, PHO24, for free. They will also vaccinate their staff from commissaries, distribution centers, and those with support functions, and those under the Jollibee Group Foundation without charge.

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“Our employees’ safety and well-being has always been paramount,” Jollibee Group Chairman and founder Tony Tan Caktiong said. 

The Jollibee Group is also looking forward to acquiring more vaccines to cover their employees’ dependents, extended family, and household members.


McDonald’s has purchased 100,000 AstraZeneca doses


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Aside from Jollibee, McDonald’s Philippines also purchased on 9th March up to 100,000 doses of AstraZeneca to inoculate its employees for free. The chain also plans to donate half of these vaccines to the government. 

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Image credit: McDonald’s Philippines

According to McDonald’s Philippines President and Chief Executive Officer Kenneth Yang, the free vaccination program is to ensure the health and safety of their workers. “With the health and safety of people being our top priority, we will be providing the COVID-19 vaccine for free for our frontliners – crew and managers, in all company-owned restaurants nationwide.”


Fast food chain frontliners’ free vaccinations


Our Jollibee and McDonald’s frontliners indeed have to face risks every day, as their job requires them to physically interact with customers most of the time. So we hope that other restaurants will also see to the safety of their frontliners and find a way to make vaccines accessible for them. Also check out:


Cover image adapted from: Jollibee and Dodie Legaspi

 

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