MAN puts the brakes on Covid

MAN puts the brakes on Covid

Over in Germany, MAN is now offering Covid vaccinations to family members and close relatives of employees.

Some time ago, the company started vaccinating its employees, and the company doctors at the German sites of MAN Truck & Bus have already vaccinated around 3 500 staff members.

Now, at its plants in Munich, Nuremberg and Salzgitter, relatives of employees and people from the same household can also be vaccinated.

“We see ourselves as part of the national vaccination strategy and are happy to do our bit to contribute to rapid immunisation. Therefore, it was a matter of course for us to also vaccinate people in the direct vicinity of our colleagues as soon as we have appropriate quantities of vaccine available,” says Dr Oliver Breitkopf, chief medical officer at MAN Truck & Bus SE.

Since June 8, 2021, he and his colleagues have been offering voluntary vaccinations for employees at the German sites. Dr Breitkopf is particularly pleased about the high level of willingness to vaccinate: “We were able to vaccinate every available dose from day one – so we have already administered the first vaccination to a considerable number of colleagues. Our procedures have worked well in this regard, even with the increasing amount of vaccine, so we can now flexibly adjust capacity to the higher vaccine supply without any problems.”

The vaccination offer complements the existing protective measures. This includes a comprehensive PCR testing programme as well as rapid antigen tests in the event of suspected cases and corona infections in the workforce – always with the aim of interrupting chains of infection at an early stage. In addition, MAN in Germany offers two optional self-tests per week.

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