Secunda, Mpumalanga – Sasol Secunda Operations will on Monday, 26 July 2021, launch a massive five-day COVID-19 vaccination drive in partnership with the government of Mpumalanga. This is in preparation for its 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 be 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 activity.
“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.
As this is a partnership, the government of Mpumalanga through its health department, has made available important resources such as trained personnel and vaccines to support this large-scale vaccination drive. Furthermore, Premier Refilwe Mtsweni-Tsipane and Health MEC Sasekani Manzini will attend the launch event of the drive, where they will also tour the state-of-the-art Sasol Medical Centre in Secunda.
The Sasol maintenance shutdown will take place from 30 August to 24 September 2021, and will comprise service provider employees from different regions.
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