Karl Knauer offers vaccinations for workforce
Voluntary workplace vaccination offered to employees in Biberach
The demand for vaccination appointments in the company was, encouragingly, very high. It became clear that many, but not all, employees willing to be vaccinated had already been given a vaccination by their GP or at the vaccination centre. The company had a total of 71 vaccination doses, all of which were administered successfully. No prioritisation was applied by the company when it came to allocating appointments. Those who took advantage of the vaccination offer covered all age groups and all areas of the company. As only a limited number of doses had been allocated, it was especially pleasing that all those who had registered by the previous day could be given a vaccination.
For the company vaccination campaign, the conference rooms were quickly repurposed, making it possible to implement both the patient briefing and vaccination and the subsequent 30-minute monitoring, supported by two works paramedics. This ensured that no one had to wait and that all the measures designed to minimise the spread of Covid-19 were complied with at all times. As the employees had come well prepared, with documents already filled out, everything ran smoothly and there were no delays in the strict schedule. The well-coordinated team from the ias group vaccinated on average one Karl Knauer employee every five minutes.
At the end of the day, the campaign proved a very positive experience for the company: “We are delighted that we were able to obtain vaccine and make this offer to our employees,” explained Markus Dilger, Head of Human Resources at Karl Knauer. Stefanie Wieckenberg, Managing Director of Karl Knauer KG, added: “Keeping our employees healthy is our top priority. We are therefore delighted that the works vaccination campaign met with such a positive response. I would like to thank everyone involved for helping everything run so smoothly!”
The voluntary vaccination was made possible by the project “Impfen im Mittelstand” [“Vaccination in SMEs”] by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry for Social Affairs and the Chamber of Trade and Industry (IHK). The works doctors represent the third pillar of Baden-Württemberg’s vaccination campaign, alongside the vaccination centres and the GPs and medical specialists. On 7 June, with the removal of vaccine prioritisation, the state-wide company vaccination began, which Karl Knauer KG as a system-relevant company was more than willing to take part in.