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International SOS launches COVID-19 vaccine indicator for businesses

With the increasing demand for reliable information on COVID-19 vaccines, International SOS, a health and security services firm, created a “traffic light” indicator to help businesses track when, where, and how they can roll-out corporate COVID-19 vaccination programs for their employees.

As global organizations seek advice on corporate COVID-19 vaccine policies, the indicator brings together International SOS’ COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker containing detailed vaccine information for all countries, with regularly updated country-level distribution and program monitoring. This is complemented with strategic and industry-relevant advice from International SOS’ consulting practices.

“COVID-19 vaccination programs are a complex issue, particularly for global organizations. Faced with differing regulations, vaccines, and roll-out plans dependent on location, it is vital to have a strategic and agile plan in place,” said Dr. Mark Parrish, regional medical director, International SOS. This should be underpinned by up-to-date information, analyzed, and implemented in accordance with the needs of the workforce. We want to make it as easy as possible for organizations to be able to protect their people at the earliest and in the most efficient way.”

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In the Philippines, the Department of Health (DOH) recently issued the National Policy Framework for COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment and Immunization, setting in motion the country’s vaccination program.

“As we continue to monitor the development of the pandemic and the local authority’s approach on the country vaccination, we are able to assist clients in planning their vaccination strategies and protocols for their employees prior to the availability of the vaccine in the country,” said Dr. Carrianne Ewe, medical director, International SOS Philippines. “Educating your workforce with reliable information on the COVID-19 vaccines, communicating its variants, benefits and establishing facts from myths, is critical when implementing a corporate vaccination program. This provides a level of assurance to the employee that there is an end in sight. This support to our clients prepares their organization once the relevant COVID-19 vaccines become available in the Philippines, ensuring a healthy and productive workforce and a safe return to the office.”

International SOS is already supporting many of its Fortune Global 500 clients with strategic health advice from its global consulting practice, including its worldwide COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker. The internationally recognized red, amber, green traffic light system, enables clients to quickly recognize where a site or office has the potential to roll out a vaccine program. The information is updated daily.

International SOS was founded 30 years ago by Dr. Pascal Rey-Herme and Arnaud Vaissie, who became aware of the need to deliver international standards of healthcare to the wider expatriate community and to international organizations in Southeast Asia. From that time, International SOS has grown rapidly and has offices in more than 90 locations worldwide.