Solaire Resort and Casino says all of its employees who are rostered for day-to-day operations have now been fully vaccinated, as Manila’s IRs work toward herd immunity.

The IR, a unit of Bloomberry Resorts, began its program in the last week of June. Up to five dependents of team members are being scheduled for their initial dose. 

Solaire, together with the corporate foundation of its sister company International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), had procured Moderna vaccines for its employees free of charge.

The Solaire – ICTSI Foundation Inc. Vaccination Center (SIVC) located with Solaire, was the venue for the roll out of the vaccination program for team members beginning last week of June.  Selected areas of The Theatre at Solaire were converted to accommodate a robust vaccination process that supports both drive-thru and on-site appointments.

The SIVC vaccine journey makes use of the latest in mobile technology developed by Zuellig Pharma, utilizing QR codes embedded with Team Member information for a quick, efficient and safe vaccine administration.    

Okada Manila is also offering free vaccines for its 5,700 of its staff members and hopes to complete the process by the fourth quarter, while Melco Resorts & Entertainment’s City of Dreams is offering a similar program. Resorts World Manila has said it has already achieved herd immunity for staff.

The Metro Manila area is once again under lockdown as authorities try to stop the spread of the more contagious Delta variant. The area, home to more than 13 million, will face the strictest level of quarantine from Aug. 6 until at least August 20th.