Moy Park is offering its Northern Ireland workforce with the opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccination at work.
The business which has 6,000 employees in Northern Ireland, is working in partnership with the Public Health Agency and local health service providers to deliver the vaccination rollout at its processing facilities in Northern Ireland, initially at Craigavon.
The rollout complements the other COVID-19 safety measures which are in place at Moy Park including Lateral Flow Testing for staff and visitors to its sites, as well as thermal temperature scanning, enhanced cleaning and hygiene regimes, Perspex screens, additional PPE and social distancing measures.
Speaking about the vaccination programme, Kirsty Wilkins, HR & Performance Director at Moy Park said the initiative would help protect team members at home and at work: “The on-site vaccination programme will be delivered by local health service providers in line with all government guidelines and requirements. We are grateful to the Department of Health, Public Health Agency and Northern and Southern Health and Social Care Trusts for their support on this programme as we work together to help our local communities and wider society return to normality.”
Maurice Meehan, Head of Health Improvement for the Northern area at the PHA, said: “This initiative was established as a pilot exercise to explore the value of delivering a vaccination programme through a large scale workplace setting. We are grateful to Moy Park for the opportunity to explore the learning from the pilot and potential added value through increased uptake for those who access the vaccine.”