After much doubt and concern over vaccination, Dingdong Dantes announced that he and wife Marian Rivera have finally got themselves “sinovaxed” – in reference to the name of the COVID-19 vaccine.

“In our line of work, it is often necessary to shoot outdoors. When you’re about to enter the scene, you have to have your mask off. We need to remove our first line of defence against COVID-19,” he wrote.

Dantes stated that despite being nervous, he had more courage to get himself vaccinated after much research and consultation.

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Dingdong Dantes and wife Marian Rivera happily showing off their vaxxed arm

“This is my way of ensuring not only my health and safety, but also of my loved ones and my community,” he added.

He also expressed his thanks to the frontliners who organised the vaccination for the A4 Priority Group, which includes the media and the entertainment industry, delivery service riders, as well as the self-employed.

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The actor gets his jab as part of the A4 Priority Group
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Marian Rivera braved herself to get the jab
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The celebrity couple with their daughter Maria Letizia (called Zia) and son Jose Sixto

(Photo Source: Dingdong Dantes Instagram, Marian Rivera Instagram)