Mark Melgar: On A Mission To Spread Awareness About The Benefits Of Vaccinations

Mark Melgar: On A Mission To Spread Awareness About The Benefits Of Vaccinations

Mark Melgar , CEO

Mark Melgar


Post-pandemic, the world has become more concerned about maintaining quality health. Vaccination is one of the most critical jobs in the healthcare industry, as is the vaccines’ transportation from one place to another. To provide quality preventive healthcare services to patients, Vaccines and Vaccination Services have been established and operating for almost a decade. It is an online vaccination service provider aimed at responding to both national and international needs appropriately and accordingly. Under the leadership of Mark Melgar, the company has provided vaccination services to many major companies, schools, churches, and government agencies in the Philippines. To date, they have served an innumerable number of consumers nationwide.

Mark Melgar completed his bachelor's degree in Nursing and took some master's degree units in Nursing Administration from the University of Santo Tomas, Philippines. He began his nursing career at a hospital, where he gained exposure to various diseases in the healthcare industry. After working for some time, he realized the importance of raising awareness about preventable diseases through vaccination. This realization led him to establish his own company, widely known as Vaccines and Vaccination Services, with the goal of educating people about vaccine-preventable diseases. His hard work and passion have earned numerous accolades for the company. Let’s read to know more.

Tell us about your learning experiences in the university. What are the times have you found these learnings beneficial to your career so far?

My time at the university posed challenges as we delved into studying various diseases and illnesses. However, the knowledge and skills acquired during that period have proven invaluable in our business. They have enabled me to effectively communicate preventive measures to patients. Throughout our university journey, we had the privilege of visiting hospitals, where we witnessed firsthand the illnesses we had been learning about. Additionally, our studies included a subject on Community Health Nursing, which deepened our understanding of the vital role vaccination plays in society. Moreover, the university played a significant role in enhancing my decisionmaking and intellectual abilities, which have been instrumental in selecting and implementing the use of appropriate health interventions within the company.

Our aim is to raise awareness in every remote corner of the Philippines, ensuring that our services reach & benefit as many people as possible.

Define Vaccines and Vaccination Services as a revolutionary nationwide online vaccination service provider in the healthcare industry.

The motivation for adopting an online approach to our services is rooted in our commitment to providing seamless care and convenience to the public. Our decision to go online proved particularly crucial during the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus. By transitioning all our services online, we eliminated the need for physical contact with potentially contaminated surfaces, effectively reducing the risk of viral transmission. This groundbreaking shift in our industry revolutionized the way we operate and significantly simplified processes for individuals, making access to our services more convenient than ever before.

What factors do you take into account when developing effective corporate growth strategies and what are the best industry practices have you implemented to help your team draw valuable insights from the market to ensure the company stays afloat and steady among its competitors?

We prioritize strict adherence to the country's guidelines and ensure that all our implemented processes comply with the legal requirements. We hold licenses from respected regulatory bodies, including the Food and Drug Authority, Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Department of Health. This ensures that every aspect of our operations aligns with the laws of the country. Our track record speaks for itself, as we have never encountered any adverse situations, serving as evidence of our diligent adherence to protocols set by various government agencies.

To maintain our competitive edge, we actively encourage our team members to attend training sessions organized by reputable institutions. By continuously upgrading their skills, our employees stay abreast of the latest developments in the field. We also facilitate their participation in seminars, workshops, and provide internal training sessions to foster their overall growth and development. Our commitment to continuous learning empowers our team to confidently address the inquiries of patients and clients, providing accurate, appropriate, and safe responses.

What is your anticipation of the future outlook of the market and what would be your advice to leaders on the same?

In today's volatile market, vaccination services stand as a constant need. From the moment we are born, vaccination becomes an integral part of our growth, continuing throughout adulthood. However, we do encounter the challenge of vaccination fatigue in certain markets. Nevertheless, in many markets, people possess a strong awareness of the crucial role vaccination plays in disease prevention.

My advice to leaders is to continuously promote our work to the public, emphasizing the importance of vaccinations in averting future pandemics. It is paramount to prioritize the health and needs of our patients, creating a robust and healthy ecosystem.

Where do you see yourself headed in the upcoming years? What is your future roadmap?

I will persist in my journey, empathizing with patients to better understand their needs and fulfill them accordingly. Additionally, as there is still reluctance among people to get vaccinated, I am committed to reaching a wider audience and spreading awareness about the importance of vaccination. Our objective is to disseminate knowledge and awareness in even the most remote areas of the Philippines, ensuring that a maximum number of people benefit from our services.

Mark Melgar, CEO, Vaccines & Vaccination Services

A former registered hospital nurse, Mark Melgar currently is the Founder and CEO of Vaccines and Vaccination Services aiming to provide better preventive healthcare to the people.

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