70% of KazMunayGas Group’s Employees Vaccinated
More than 46 thousand employees or 70% of the total personnel of the KazMunayGas Group have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Over 43 thousand employees (66%) have received the full course of the vaccine (both doses). It should be noted that the 60% vaccination threshold has been reached by the headquarters and 47 subsidiaries and associates. Furthermore, the share of fully vaccinated employees in some of the companies exceeds 90%. These include Kazgermunai (97%), Shymkent Refinery (96%), Pavlodar Oil Chemistry Refinery (95%) and KPI Inc. (92%).
Reaching herd immunity is one of the essentials to ensure the health of the employees and uninterrupted operations of the enterprises of National Company “KazMunayGas”. Outreach activities are currently focused on those few subsidiaries that have not yet hit the 60% vaccination threshold and demonstrate anti-vax sentiments. The importance, need and safety of vaccination are regularly explained to the teams of all the subsidiaries. Meetings are held with the involvement of competent health workers, information is communicated through corporate media and social networks, cooperation has been set up with trade unions and local bodies.
“We are grateful to all the employees of the KazMunayGas Group for their commitment to the overall safety and health. The mass vaccination and the conditions provided by the company have significantly reduced the incidence of the disease among the employees. However, we are not going to stop there and set ourselves a target to have 80% of the employees vaccinated,” Kairat Saktaganov, Director of KMG’s HSE Department, noted.
It should be recalled that anti-epidemic restrictions are still in place at KMG. All the necessary conditions for vaccination have been provided. Particularly, vaccinating centres have been set up at the sites and in the offices, employees are given two extra paid days off for each stage of vaccination.