More workers of a specialty foods ingredients, plastics and oleochemicals company are willing to get inoculated following a successful ‘enticement’ campaign.
D&L Industries, Inc. has procured coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) vaccines for its employees.
Already 60 to 70 percent of employees have agreed to get vaccinated from just 15 percent when the company conducted a survey early this year, D&L president Alvin Lao said.
“What we did is, we created an internal Facebook group. We started to post a lot of messages, facts, (and) what is fake news (about vaccination). Then we hired a doctor that specializes in vaccinations and we are also giving a free day to employees to get vaccinated to encourage them so they don’t need to use their vacation leave to get vaccinated,” he said.
Lao said the company aims to have enough doses for all its employees while considering the vaccine rollout through the local government units (LGUs).
“Roughly 20 percent of our regular staff have already been vaccinated through the different LGUs so we are working with them. Hopefully they can give us more vaccination slots,” he added.