These celebrities and personalities are encouraging more people to get the vaccine and most importantly, they want you to know that they are safe and effective.
With the vaccine roll-out currently ongoing, it’s inevitable that you will have people who are hesitant to get vaccinated for one reason or another. Some won’t get vaccinated for valid reasons, but others are grounded in fake news and misinformation. To combat this, some celebrities and personalities, especially the young ones, have stepped up to help encourage more people, their followers, to get vaccinated. They also use their platform to combat vaccine misinformation and educate people on what they should know when they get vaccinated. Here are some celebrities and personalities who are doing their part in the vaccine roll-out.
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Arci Muñoz’s latest project isn’t a new movie, TV series, or song. It’s being the ambassador to the Department of Interior and Local Government’s (DILG) campaign for mass vaccination. Recently, the actress became the face of the DILG’s May Disiplina campaign to encourage more people to get vaccinated. In case you didn’t know, Arci is also an Armed Forces of the Philippines reservist, and she was approached for the role by one of her superiors and she agreed to do it.
“If you have the chance, please don’t be afraid! Do it as your responsibility bilang mamayang Pilipino,” she said during a press conference. She also hopes the campaign will also help encourage young people to get vaccinated. “I will do anything in my power to help influence people, especially the youth, the young ones.” But aside from wanting people to get vaccinated, Arci also wants people to know that you should still be cautious even when you’re fully vaccinated. It’s doesn’t mean I can already go wherever or do whatsoever I want. You still have to be responsible, not only for yourself but those people around you.”
Reply to @miggybearr Kung ikaw ay fully vaccinated at nagkaroon ka ng COVID, pwede ka pa rin ba makahawa? ##learnontiktok ##tiktokskwela ##healthtokph♬ original sound – Arshie Larga
Arshi Larga has built a large following online, especially on Twitter and TikTok, for his informative and entertaining medical videos. Arshie is a licensed pharmacist and Doctor of Pharmacy graduate from the Centro Escolar University who uses social media to share his knowledge on medicine, health, and everything in between. He is using his celebrity status to fight against vaccine misinformation and answering people’s questions about vaccines.
##stitch with @thelakwatsero | Bawal bang uminom ng alak at kape pagkatapos magpabakuna? ##learnontiktok ##tiktokskwela ##healthtokph♬ original sound – Arshie Larga
When the #MagnetChallenge popped up that showed people being able to stick large objects to their arms after getting vaccinated, Arshie made a video calling out the myth. He also has made videos explaining why you need to get both doses of the vaccine, not just one. In another video, he says that while there can be breakthrough cases (people who are fully vaccinated but still catch COVID-19), it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get the vaccine. He goes on to explain that the current crop of vaccines are not 100% cures but more of shields. But even so, they still protect your body from experiencing severe symptoms or death.
##stitch with @Cyril Maryam Enrile Hindi po totoo na nagiging sanhi ang COVID vaccines para dumikit ang magnet sa braso. ##healthtokph ##tiktokskwela♬ original sound – Arshie Larga
In a time where vaccine misinformation is so rampant, Arshie is using his platform to inform his followers of the hows and whys of vaccines. Got a vaccine-related question? Arshie probably has made a video about it already.
Reply to @geedee25 Kung sakaling nagka-covid kahit nabakunahan na may benefits pa rin na makukuha sa bakuna. ##learnontiktok ##tiktokskwela ##healthtokph♬ original sound – Arshie Larga
Reply to @kathleenannbelmon Bakit 2 doses ng COVID-19 vaccine ang binibigay? ##learnontiktok ##tiktokskwela ##healthtokph♬ original sound – Arshie Larga
Olivia Rodrigo wants you to know that vaccines are good 4 u and getting it will make you happy and healthy. The 18-year-old actress and musician is using her platform to encourage the youth to get vaccinated. She recently went to the White House to meet President Joe Biden and Dr. Anthony Fauci as a way to encourage people her age to get jabbed and “help spread the message of the importance of youth vaccination.”
“It’s important to have conversations with friends and family members encouraging all communities to get vaccinated”, she said in a prepared statement when she spoke to the press. While at the White House, she
Here are also a few local celebrities who shared their stories of getting the vaccine in the hopes that you too get the shot.
KATHRYN BERNARDO AND DANIEL PADILLA
MARIS RACAL AND RICO BLANCO
JEREMIAH LISBO AND KAORI OINUMA
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