Much like other big companies in Germany, Lufthansa announced it has started vaccinating its first employees. The decision was made after German dropped its age-related priority limits, with everyone 16 and above now eligible to get a vaccine.
Initially, up to 2,000 vaccine doses will be available, to be administered by the Group’s Medical Service in Munich, Frankfurt, and Hamburg. The initial focus will be on flight and check-in crews, as they come in direct contact with customers.
“Since the beginning of the pandemic, our employees have also been making an important contribution to society,” says Dr. Michael Niggemann, Chief Human Resources Officer Lufthansa Group. “With our flight and cargo services, we give travelers the security of being able to perform socially or economically important tasks, for example. We are pleased to now be able to offer our employees a vaccination.”
One should note that vaccination against COVID-19 is not mandatory in Germany or at Lufthansa. The company can only recommend that its employees take advantage of the opportunity to be inoculated.