Filipinos are ever-forward looking. Despite being caught up in the Covid- 19 pandemic, they continue to look forward to a normal life—being able to hug friends and family once more, going back to school and the office, traveling anywhere, celebrating holidays and milestones, and just being able to go out whenever one wants to, whether it’s to have coffee with friends, watch a movie, or have a nice massage.

No matter how long and difficult the past months have been, Filipinos have never allowed themselves to be defeated by all these. This is why a growing list of celebrities and influencers have chosen to be proactive about their health by being vaccinated against Covid-19, and are now sharing their stories.

For these celebrities, winning the battle against Covid-19 calls for smart choices, and that includes getting vaccinated.

Vaccinations are the best weapon we have against Covid-19, complemented by safe practices such as social distancing, the use of masks, and hygienic practices. They help protect against severe Covid disease and so helps prevent hospitalizations and death. According to the World Health Organization, Vaccination is safe and any licensed vaccine is rigorously tested across multiple phases of trials before it is approved for use, and regularly reassessed once it is introduced to the public.      

On Instagram, actress Dimples Romana recalled how heartbroken she was when her son, Alonzo, asked why he couldn’t punch the virus so he can see his classmates. She explained that “today, fighting means staying home, praying, following safety rules, and getting vaccinated.” Dimples offers this explanation on why the need for vaccine: “Just think of it this way, kung sa common ubo nga, sipon at sakit ng ulo, we take Tuseran Forte di ba? Ibang-iba naman kapag nagka-COVID ka, ibang kalaban eh! …Ang bilis makahawa at di nakikita!… Get vaccinated please!”

Posting a photo of herself getting vaccinated along with the Olympics-bound delegates, sports journalist Gretchen Ho  wrote “kahit may pandemya, pursigido tayo sa trabaho kaya dapat maging malakas at healthy. We can all contribute to ending this pandemic by taking good care of ourselves and being responsible.”

Indeed, the prolonged pandemic has been challenging for everyone but a positive outlook can make a difference. Motivational speaker and coach Lyqa Maravilla acknowledges that “being stuck at home during the pandemic can leave us feeling helpless and hopeless. One thing I keep asking myself is, what can I do? One thing is to get vaccinated. Don’t just do it for yourself. Do it for your loved ones. Do it for the health care workers. Do it for our country.”

YouTuber Mommy Haidee also weighed in, reminding followers to “give it a shot, guys. Do it for yourself and your loved ones. Any protection is better than nothing at all,” as she showed off her own vaccination card.

A normal future is something that everyone looks forward to. Radio and TV host Show Suzuki posted about his dog Gonta greeting him with a smile after his vaccination. “He knows that he can look forward to more adventures again in the near future,” adding “your health should always be your top priority especially if you have people/dogs who rely on you.”

Besides vaccinations, these influencers proactively manage their health, taking Tuseran Forte to address common ailments.  Clinically proven to be effective against cough, colds, and headache, Tuseran Forte has helped these influencers in ensuring they stay on top of everything at hindi nagpapatalo sa sakit.

With the prolonged pandemic, it might be difficult to imagine how the road to normalcy will look like, but with vaccination, we can one day get back to our old lives. We can again see our friends and family, party and celebrate as much as we want, and travel to new places.

In these times of uncertainty, we have to be proactive about our health. By getting vaccinated and being prepared against common illnesses, we can power through health obstacles and get on with our daily lives.

Ang Pilipino, ‘di papatalo sa sakit. Magpabakuna para talunin ang COVID, mag-gamot sa ubo, sipon at headache sa tulong ng Tuseran Forte!

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