COVID-19 Vaccine.Media Release

Eastern Communications reaches 73% employee vaccination

Telecommunications company Eastern Communications announced that 73% of its employees have already received COVID-19 vaccines.

This is in line with the company’s internal program prioritizing health and safety in the workplace, especially among the telco’s essential workers, as the country pivots to economic recovery.

“Telecommunications workers are also frontliners at this time as we cater to businesses and households that rely on the internet to continue their operations, work, or online classes,” said Rene Castillo, chair, COVID-19 Task Force, Eastern Communications. “It is our responsibility as an employer to keep our employees safe when they are on the field so that we can continuously and confidently provide our products and services to our clients.”

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More employees are also expected to get vaccinated of their own volition for the rest of the year.

“While the rest of our employees are getting vaccinated, we will still ensure strict compliance with the health and safety protocols set by the IATF. Our goal is to inoculate all the employees who want to be vaccinated by end of the year so we could deliver the best of our High Tech and High Touch service to our customers,” Castillo said.

Earlier this year, Eastern Communications announced their procurement of Moderna vaccines and offered non-mandatory free vaccination among their employees. The vaccination program was also extended to their employees’ family members.