Automotive manufacturer Nissan South Africa (NSA), in its bids to help curb the spread of the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country will vaccinated its employees and service providers on the 1st July 2021, at its Rosslyn-based plant in Pretoria, at no cost.
The vaccination rollout plan is in line with the South African Department of Health’s national programme, which aims to achieve population immunity by the end of 2021.Nissan South Africa’s Plant Director and COVID-19 Task Team Chairperson, Shafick Solomons said the automotive manufacturer has always placed people first and continues to be committed to keeping their employees, retired employees and dealer’s safe.
“I am pleased that our Nissan South Africa medical station has been registered as a COVID-19 vaccination site, allowing us to vaccinate employees and service providers on-site. Vaccination on-site will follow the same phases as the national government in terms of the age groups permitted to register and be vaccinated over a specific time period,” he said.
To ensure proper storage, handling, and administration of approximately 5 000 COVID-19 vaccines, NSA has partnered with Dis-Chem through OHS Care to secure and store the vaccines for us and deliver the required quantities to our plant.”
In complying with the South African national vaccination rollout plan, NSA has also applied for access to register interested employees on the Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS) for their convenience. This move will allow NSA to register as many employees as possible.
“To date, all our COVID-19 countermeasures have been grounded on information from credible resources and partners. To this end, we stand with the Health Ministry in encouraging everyone to get vaccinated when the opportunity arises. Mass vaccination will ensure that we achieve herd immunity as a country faster, prevent illness, and ultimately save lives,” Shafick added.
“Our medical team has been trained on how to use and administer the COVID-19 vaccine.” In addition to the vaccination rollout, Nissan will continue to support employees with COVID-19 information awareness, providing basic hygiene tools such as facemasks and personal hand sanitizer.