International SOS provided vaccination planning support to a large media organisation amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our client was concerned about their role in vaccination rollout. They have international assignees in several locations around the world and were concerned about local plans. (A) Expats working in Mozambique would receive a different vaccine to that approved for Ireland. This vaccine had not been approved by the global vaccine regulatory bodies. (B) British nationals working in Spain did not qualify for the vaccination rollout by the Spanish health authority. Would they have to return to the UK in order to receive vaccination?
We were on hand to help with the rollout planning.
We provided vaccine information in the countries they operate in. This includes vaccine options and their pro and cons, workforce coverage, vaccination timeframes, costs, priority groups and any costs. We provided thorough educational webinars for key stakeholders in HSE, HR and Security, in a variety of languages. We will also assist with overall policy and protocol reviews as the different vaccination rollouts around the world progress.
Our health experts also regularly monitor the changing situation in each operational location, providing fortnightly updates. This enables the assessment of when the company can take a more proactive role in vaccination rollout to their workforce.
The impact was very positive, as we helped our client have a clear plan to addressing all their employees’ needs for vaccinations, no matter where they are working.