More than 200 Medine employees, including the management team, got vaccinated against Covid-19. Coming from the group’s different business units such as Casela Nature Parks, Sparc, Tamarina Golf & Spa Boutique Hotel, the departments of Shared Services, Agriculture and Property ; all of them volunteered to be vaccinated to contribute to the national drive to reach the 60% mark of the vaccinated population and to beat Covid-19.
Prior to the national 2021 lockdown, 100 employees got vaccinated. Durant the lockdown, the vaccination campaign kept going for another hundred employees, mainly the group’s frontliners who have the Work Access Permit.
The 60 % threshold is indeed essential not only to reach the community immunity that will allow the economic recovery of the country, but also to limit the most serious effects of the virus, hence relieving the country’s medical institutions.
When a large proportion of a population gets a protective vaccine, this provides indirect protection to those who are not immune to the disease. This is called community immunity of herd immunity. ‘ While vaccination remains voluntary, it is only through self-inoculation that we will protect ourselves against the virus as borders reopen and enable a faster recovery of the tourism industry – which is critical to both Medine and Mauritius’, said Dhiren Ponnusamy, Chief Operating Officer in a communication sent to all employees in March.