ISLAND Pacific Supermarket, through its partnership with BJRx Pharmacy, is playing a central role in getting the Filipino American community vaccinated.
The Fil-Am community has been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus. According to National Nurses United, the largest nurses’ union in the country, 4% of the nursing population in the United States are Filipino but Filipino nurses account for nearly a third of nurses who died of coronavirus in the United States.
To support the vaccination efforts in service to the Fil-Am community, Island Pacific has made its facilities available for free COVID-19 vaccines. According to Nino Lim, founder & CEO of Island Pacific, “almost all our team members and customers know either a family or friend whose life was cut short by COVID, it’s unimaginable how hard our community was hit by this pandemic.”
Island Pacific has pledged to do everything it can to make sure to not only promote the importance of vaccination through its weekly ads but to also make sure that the COVID vaccine is conveniently accessible to the Fil-Am community by offering free vaccines at select Island Pacific locations.
Island Pacific underscored its ability to distribute large numbers of vaccinations to the underserved Fil-Am community given the fact that its locations are conveniently located in most Fil-Am communities.
Island Pacific’s push to get as many Fil-Ams vaccinated resulted in thousands of its customers getting vaccinated to date. In the first few days of its vaccination effort in Northern California, long lines went around the supermarket building as hundreds of customers were vaccinated in a single day.
With so many still needed to be vaccinated in the Fil-Am community, Island Pacific has added more dates and locations to push its COVID-19 vaccination effort. To avoid the long lines please download the pre-vaccination form at https://islandpacificmarket.com/free-covid-19-vaccinations and register on www.https://myturn.ca.gov.
Island Pacific is a supermarket chain dedicated to promoting Filipino Food and Seafood to the rest of the world. It is headquartered in Walnut, California and currently has 17 supermarket branches serving communities in California and Las Vegas. (Advertising Supplement)