Dr. Geraldine Q. Alingog
M.D. – Pediatrics
Determination and Perseverance
These are the two values that propel this powerhouse woman to be on top. Dra. Geraldine Alingog is a mother of 4, a pediatrician, and the CEO of VaxCen.
“Being a leader, I know I would be wearing different hats. There are lots of challenges but the opportunities are endless too.”, quips a positive Dra. Alingog. “I’ve seen too many children suffer and die due to diseases that could have been prevented. With the birth of VaxCen, we were able to change the mindset of Filipinos by making vaccinations affordable and accessible to everyone.”, she added.”
Dra. Geraldine’s journey also had a fair share of challenges, starting from med school. A proud graduate of St. Luke’s College of Medicine, she strived to be the first doctor in the family. Hurdles along the way, she pursued this path to help realize her parents’ dream. But as time went along, the pursuit was not only because of that dream but ultimately helping others through healthcare. When she was starting as a pediatrician, she was inspired to put up a vaccination clinic that is affordable and accessible to middle and low-income earners. “But it was not an easy ride. There were challenges we had to deal with – sacrificing family time, working extra hard to achieve our goals, making hard decisions, and overcoming the roadblocks”, proudly shares Dra. Geraldine.
Motivated by Purpose
Fast forward to today, Dra. Alingog doesn’t waste any time to fulfill her mission and act on her purpose. “I make it a point to wake up early. Always starting the day prepared to go to work. I do not want
to waste time. I always want to work fast.” exclaims Alingog.
She points out that leadership should include a straightforward policy in action and strong team management.
“VaxCen makes me happy when we get a lot of reviews from our clients. With the team’s effort, we provide quality service and always try to exceed expectations. I cannot ask for more but to continue reaching more families – children, adolescents, and adults alike for disease prevention”, she explains.
Her Other Inspiration
Aside from leading the company, she takes time to do her hobbies. “I like arts and crafts; Painting and drawing. I’d like to also read inspirational and motivational books.”, says Alingog. Spending time with her family makes her the happiest, but inspiring others to succeed also gives her joy. “Seeing people view life in a positive way also makes me happy,” adds the doctor.
Her husband, Mr. Giovanni Alingog, supports her all the way. “I have a very supportive husband who is also into business. We have individual careers but I can say that together, we are a strong force to reckon with, both personally and professionally”, says Dra. Geraldine.
Visions for VaxCen
The CEO shares her vision for the company, she declares:
“To become the leading vaccination company in the Philippines.”
For Dra. Alingog, this definitely doesn’t go off as an easy task. But a strong woman that she is, she remains inspired by her purpose to pursue that vision. “It has been my purpose to vaccinate the poor in order that they may never suffer again from preventable diseases. This is my way of giving back to society. I feel fulfilled that vaccination is now becoming standard for all”, she says with a lot of hope and fervor.
The determined doctor also believes that one day, all Filipinos will realize the importance of prevention through vaccination. Hence, their tagline “protecting you always”.
The COVID-19 pandemic couldn’t be a better wake-up call. VaxCen invites you to check out their wide array of vaccination services. There are vaccines that are right for you and your family ages 0 to over 65. Schedule a vaccination now.