99.7% of FRC & PGPRC Workforce Vaxxed

by Philippine Resources - March 29, 2022

Photo: Masbate Gold Project

Masbate Gold Project’s total workforce reached a significant 99.7% Covid-19 vaccination rate.

“This statistic is incredible and truly exceeds anything I could have hoped for. It is the highest rate that I know of for any company, anywhere,” President of Phil. Gold Processing & Refining Corp. (PGPRC) Dan Moore stated in the message sent to all employees recently.

Dan Moore related that planning for the vaccination of the workforce started in mid-2020 and plans were tweaked to address challenges until its realization. He commended the team who managed the companies’ Vaccination Program headed by the Medical Team, OHS, Human Resources and Administration Departments.

As of the middle of February, fully vaccinated employees of both companies and their contractors comprised 2,170 of the 2,177 workers. The vaccination program is now focused on administration of booster doses and 1,567 employees have received their booster shots.

Geronimo Badulis Jr., Filminera Resident Manager also acknowledged the assistance of the Provincial Health Office (PHO) of Masbate, as well as the Rural Health Unit (RHU) of Aroroy in conducting the vaccination program for the companies’ workforce. Doctors and nurses from both the PHO and RHU administered the vaccination of the employees. “This is another testament of our dynamic partnership with our local government unit and officials,” said Badulis.

Meanwhile, a total of 10,500 doses of Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines were donated to the Masbate Provincial Health Office as its contribution the host province’s vaccination program. In addition, about Php5 Million worth of cash assistance have been given by FRC and PGPRC to the Provincial LGU to amplify its COVID response efforts.

PGPRC and FRC commit to strive and contribute to the vaccination efforts to fight the spread of COVID-19 virus in the country.

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