ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopian Airlines Group has started vaccinating its employees against COVID-19 as of 14 May 2021 in its temporarily opened vaccination center.
Ethiopian Medical Center is equipped with the latest facilities to give the service in its temporary vaccination center at Ethiopian Aviation Academy.
Front line employees with direct contact with customers and partners will get priority, the airlines said.
It also added all employees will get the second dose of the vaccine four weeks after they take their first dose.
“I am happy to announce that we have imported COVID-19 vaccination for our group employees,” said Tewolde GebreMariam, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO.
The CEO said safety is the airlines’ top priority.
“Vaccination of our employees will enhance the safety of our colleagues and customers onboard and on the ground,” he said, adding it will also increase “passengers’ confidence to fly with us”.
“We will continue to implement all mandated safety measures and the vaccination will supplement those preventive measures,” Tewolde said. “This is a big milestone in our fight against the pandemic and we hope to welcome our passengers with fully vaccinated employees in flight and on ground.”
The airlines has already set up its own COVID-19 testing and isolation center for staff to prevent the spread of the virus and to ensure employees’ wellbeing and safety.