On Tuesday, June 08th, a large part of the workforce of the Germersheim chipboard manufacturer Rheinspan that was willing to be vaccinated was vaccinated against Covid-19 directly on the factory premises as part of a vaccination campaign. As soon as the company receives vaccine again, another vaccination campaign is planned. The vaccine was produced by Biontech/Pfizer.
"We set up a kitchenette with refrigerators in a double container and vaccinated in turns in two vaccination booths," reports Oliver Strehle, who organised the vaccination campaign as head of the human resources department. "In addition, we created two separate areas in the chipboard warehouse for vaccination education and as an observation room and separated them from each other with chipboard," adds Alexander Burgart, who was also involved in the organisation as warehouse manager. They were also well prepared in case it rained on Tuesday: A tent covered the waiting area in front of the containers. An employee of the Jockgrim chapter of the German Red Cross supported the Rheinspan employees on site.
"A big thank you is due to all those involved who made this organisation possible and ensured that everything ran smoothly", Managing Director Alexander Kolb adds also visibly satisfied. "We would definitely like to repeat this campaign to be able to offer this to all our employees who are willing to be vaccinated. As soon as we get vaccine again, we will organise a second vaccination campaign."
Interested Rheinspan employees were able to register in advance. The company doctor in charge, Dr Elisabeth Müller, gave priority to those over the age of 55. Otherwise, vaccinations were given in the order of registration.
Rheinspan had already worked intensively on the realisation of a company vaccination long in advance and was now one of the first companies in the region to offer such a comprehensive vaccination programme.