DP World and UAE Region rolled out a vaccination drive for its employees and their families, launching two vaccination centres on ground in Jebel Ali Port in five days.
Accordingly, DP World aims to cover over 10,000 employees and their families, and currently, the estimated number of people vaccinated per day stands at over 800.
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It is stated that the arrangements to host two vaccination centres on ground in Jebel Ali Port are made in coordination with the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) and operated by Pure Health and Medi Q Healthcare. The concerted efforts of DP World, UAE Region and their enhanced competencies have accelerated the building and launching of these centres.
Commenting on the vaccination program, Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO & Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region, stated that “in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai to speed up the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines around the world, and as part of the Vaccine Logistics Alliance, in which DP World plays a vital role, we aim to make the vaccines available wherever needed to defeat the pandemic. As a trade enabler, we have kept trade flowing throughout the pandemic, ensuring people receive the vital supplies, which now include the vaccines.”
Similarly, Brazil launched a State Vaccination Plan for COVID-19, which follows a national campaign from Brazil’s Ministry of Health, which prioritizes, among others, port workers -including workers in administrative areas-, truck drivers, national airlines employees, subway companies, as well as employees of Brazilian shipping companies, for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Brazil became the first country in the Americas to put transport workers in priority and this move coincides with calls earlier this week from the shipping industry, led by ICS, to put seafarers at the head of the vaccine queue and to designate them as key workers, to prevent a repeat of the 2020 ‘crew change crisis’.