A proposed Cebu City Council resolution seeks to urge businesses in Cebu City to provide discounts, freebies, promos, and other incentives to customers who can present proof of vaccination against COVID-19.
Councilor Alvin Dizon, the sponsor of the proposed resolution, said the move will help encourage more Cebuanos to get the vaccine and thus pull down the cases of infections in the city. In turn, the city’s businesses and economy will be reinvigorated.
“Aside from implementing a comprehensive and well-planned public education drive about COVID-19 vaccine, one strategy that could help encourage positive health-related choice which in this case, getting the jab, is the use of reward and incentives through the involvement of the business sector,” said Dizon said.
The resolution specifically urged grocery stores and supermarkets, restaurants, online food businesses, gyms and spas, hotels, pharmacies, tourist spots and attractions, public transportation, and other retail stores and service-oriented establishments.
Aside from further disseminating the importance of having a vaccine jab, Dizon said offering incentives and discounts will also help encourage everyone to have themselves vaccinated.
Dizon said it is important to fully address this vaccine hesitancy and for as many people as possible to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
“We could protect ourselves, our family, and our community and we can all safely resume our normal activities most especially in reopening our economy,” Dizon added.
For the entire Central Visayas, a total of 22,499 elderly have already received the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the Department of Health (DOH) 7. A total of 606,444 senior citizens in the region had already registered for the COVID-19 vaccination program.
Science has established that COVID-19 vaccination is an important tool to help stop the pandemic and that the fate of the human race and the global economic recovery are linked to safe and effective vaccination. – CebuNews.ph