Company doctors have been allowed to vaccinate since June 7. Just one day later, Mahlo GmbH + Co KG from Saal an der Donau carried out the initial vaccination of all employees willing to be vaccinated. Many of the 210 employees gladly accepted the offer - especially those who would have waited much longer at the vaccination center or at their family doctor.
A little needle prick to protect employees
Mahlo GmbH + Co. KG launches Corona vaccination campaign
"Vaccination against COVID-19 is another important step towards greater safety and back to normality," says Mahlo Managing Director Rainer Mestermann. Even throughout the Corona crisis, the machine builder has relied on comprehensive hygiene measures to protect its workforce. These include mandatory masks throughout the site, home office facilities, partition walls in offices, disinfection dispensers in all easily accessible areas, and two provided self-tests per week. "As a family-owned company, we feel we have a special responsibility to our employees. That's why we conducted the vaccination campaign during working hours. We are happy to accept the logistical effort and the costs for the company medical support of the campaign. In this way, we can make an important contribution to the health protection of the workforce and to the containment of the pandemic."
Back in May, Mahlo conducted a digital survey among employees to find out who was interested in receiving a Corona vaccination. "The response was great," says Mestermann. After all, at that point, some had already been vaccinated through vaccination centers and primary care physicians or had an appointment. Until shortly before the set vaccination date, it was still uncertain how many doses would actually be allocated. On Monday, 07 June it was then clear: the quantity was sufficient for all those who had registered. So nothing stood in the way of the successful implementation of the campaign.
The vaccination with the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine was carried out by company physician Dr. Johann Papenheim. He was able to set up his small vaccination center with a waiting area and sufficient distance in the machine builder's spacious innovation hall. After an informative talk and checking the medical history forms filled out in advance, the physician was able to administer the important spade shot in a five-minute cycle, as it were. Now everyone is looking forward to the second vaccination at Mahlo.