Wadeville and Springs vaccination centres go live
13 August 2021
Gauteng’s COVID-19 vaccination drive received a shot in the arm today when the Springs and Wadeville sites, opened for vaccination on 2 August 2021.
As a company, we firmly believe that vaccination is the only viable path out of this pandemic that will allow a sustainable return to full economic activity and that by rapidly growing the pool of vaccinated people, the country will achieve population immunity much faster.
Initially all Distell vaccination centres will target employees and their spouses. There is consideration, however, that with the right permissions, the vaccination centres could be open to members of the public. For Brandcrafters, being vaccinated remains a personal choice and no employee would be forced to take the vaccine or be discriminated against.
Our company’s vaccination efforts will reduce some of the load on the Government’s vaccination programme. This will free up resources to vaccinate more people faster and can save many lives.
Distell has received accreditation to administer vaccines at five of its sites, including Bergkelder in Stellenbosch, Springs and Wadeville in Gauteng, Gqeberha and New Germany in KwaZulu Natal, with 2000 employees and more than 1000 of their spouses already registered and eager to get the jab.
Our vaccination programme is in partnership with INCON. Distell will cover the full cost of the vaccines and will also offer support to Brandcrafters in rural or remote areas to get the jab, which is the two-shot Pfizer vaccine.