Westpac outlines new pilot employee initiative to support vaccine roll out
4 August 2021
Westpac has today announced a new pilot program designed to help employees in Sydney’s most impacted Local Government Areas (LGAs) to get vaccinated.
The pilot includes onsite, workplace vaccination hubs for some employees in South West and Western Sydney. Designed in partnership with the Federal Government’s COVID Shield Taskforce, and complementary to existing Government vaccination programs, the vaccination hubs will provide employees and their households easy access to the AstraZeneca vaccine in each of the eight most impacted LGAs.
Westpac CEO Peter King said that while the current outbreak is presenting new and evolving challenges, the health and safety of our people and customers remains top priority.
“We know that a vaccinated population is how we will have more freedom, open borders and a more normal way of life. We are committed to doing what we can to get more people jabbed and the vaccination rates at the levels they need to be for lockdowns to lift.
“With around 10,000 Westpac employees living in the eight most impacted Sydney LGAs, it is a heartland area for our organisation.
“For employees who continue to attend a work site, such as a branch, having access to these pilot vaccination hubs will make it easier for them to balance the demands of work, home life and being in lockdown, while prioritising their health and getting vaccinated,” Mr King said.
Employees will be able to make their booking online with appointments to commence in August.