Isuzu Motors South Africa has launched an onsite vaccine site for all its employees at the Struandale Manufacturing plant. Over one thousand employees have access to the vaccine site. The centre has been approved and accredited by the Department of Health as a workplace vaccination site.
“Government seeks to have herd immunity by December and as a responsible corporate citizen this is how we can assist, by motivating willing employees to get vaccinated and making the vaccine easily accessible to our staff. “says President and CEO of Isuzu Motors South Africa, Billy Tom.
Having this vaccination site is just one of the measures Isuzu is invested in to ensure the safety of its employees.
“We hope the awareness and education programmes we have within the company will better inform employees on the benefits of getting vaccinated and also that the information they receive at the workplace will be shared with their families and communities – which might see more people register for the vaccine.” – said Billy Tom
The vaccine centre is operating with one administrator and nurse from Klinicare with the assistance of the Isuzu Wellness Centre staff; three nurses and one doctor. The employees register internally to receive the Johnson and Johnson vaccine and the option to vaccinate on site has also been extended to Isuzu contractors.
Isuzu has been at the forefront of supporting government’s initiatives towards managing the spread of COVID-19 through partnerships and relationships with various stakeholders, and this is one of those initiatives that seek to fast-track the fight against COVID-19.