Team Sasol in Secunda launched a massive five-day COVID-19 vaccination drive in partnership with the government of Mpumalanga on Monday, 26 July 2021. This is in preparation of our upcoming annual maintenance shutdown, which is expected to involve nearly 20 000 workers this year, among them Sasol employees.
While Sasol will do its best to ensure that all COVID-19 health and safety guidelines and protocols are observed throughout its maintenance shutdown, the company is launching the vaccination drive as an added measure to safeguard all those who will be involved in the shutdown activities.
“By getting a vaccine, individuals do not only protect themselves, they also protect their loved ones, their colleagues and their community”, said Mashudu Ndou, Vice President and Head Corporate of Community Affairs for Sasol Secunda Operations.
Simon Baloyi, Senior Vice President Regional Operations and Assets Services said the plan is to vaccinate 8000 people in the upcoming weeks and to keep the vaccination centre open. “We believe in working together with private and public sector to bring major change to our communities and to ensure herd immunity as more people get their vaccinated.”
Mpumalanga Premier Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane and Health MEC Sasekani Manzini attended the launch event. “Let’s preach a positive message that encourages our people to get vaccinated for the betterment of their lives and that of their families.” said Premier Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane. Through its health department, the government of Mpumalanga has made available important resources such as trained personnel and vaccines to support this large-scale vaccination drive.
The Premier further pleaded with the media to assist with COVID-19 vaccination drive by encouraging all those who are eligible to vaccinate. She also thanked Sasol for the significant role it plays on getting its employees and services provider to vaccinate.
Read about Team Sasol’s COVID-19 vaccination drive in Mozambique, click here.