Every injection counts: Corona vaccinations at MAN are off to a good start
Since 8 June 2021, MAN Truck & Bus employees at the German sites can be vaccinated against SARS-Cov2. The registrations in the internal tool show: The offer has been very well received.
- Vaccination supply at all MAN sites in Germany as part of the national vaccination strategy as of 8 June 2021
- Demand exceeds the amount of vaccine currently available
- Infrastructure enables short-term expansion of supply
Lisa Genzmer was the first employee at MAN Truck & Bus's main plant in Munich to be vaccinated against the Corona virus by the plant doctors on 8 June 2021. This marked the start of the next phase of the commercial vehicle manufacturer's protection concept for its workforce. Employees at all German sites can now be voluntarily vaccinated.
"Our long and careful preparation has paid off. Despite the very short lead time for vaccine availability, the start of the vaccination went completely smoothly," said Dr Oliver Breitkopf, Chief Medical Officer at MAN Truck & Bus SE, summing up on the first vaccination day. Cooling facilities as well as consumables had already been purchased weeks ago as part of the MAN crisis team and the allocation process for the appointments had been coordinated. Dr. Breitkopf is particularly pleased about the great willingness to get vaccinated: "We could have vaccinated a lot more from the beginning, both in terms of demand and logistically. However, we see the still lower quantities of vaccine as an opportunity for us to test the processes set up so that we can later adjust capacity flexibly and at short notice to the hopefully higher vaccine supply."
As part of the vaccination campaign, all employees at the German sites will have the opportunity to be vaccinated during working hours and on the company premises in the coming weeks. The vaccination offer thus complements the existing protective measures. This includes a comprehensive testing concept with PCR as well as rapid antigen tests in the event of suspected cases and Corona infections in the workforce - always with the aim of interrupting infection chains at an early stage. In addition, MAN in Germany offers two optional self-tests per week. MAN sites in countries outside Germany participate in the respective vaccination campaigns and vaccination strategies in force there.