Employees of Mindanao Container Terminal (MCT) received their first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine from 16 to 19 August at the Capitol University Medical Center in Cagayan de Oro.
According to Charmaine Anne Pajo, MCT Human Resources Head, the Company is targeting to have all its 164-strong workforce vaccinated along with their qualified dependents to protect them against COVID-19. She added that based on the orientation and town hall meetings, MCT employees are generally eager to get vaccinated.
“We are targeting herd immunity in MCT. The management is providing incentives to employees who agree to be vaccinated,” said Ms. Pajo.
Jan Lorien Dime, MCT company nurse, said that while some employees experienced mild side effects, the majority of those vaccinated did not feel any discomfort. The second dose is scheduled some time between October and November.
Aside from encouraging employees to get vaccinated, the company continues to implement strict health protocols to ensure safety inside the terminal.
MCT is also supporting Cagayan de Oro’s vaccination program by donating 10,000 vaccine doses, bio refrigerators, and coolers to the local government and tapping medical experts from the private sector to assist in the city’s vaccination drive.