Firestone Liberia, working in concert with Liberian government health authorities, is continuing its fight against COVID-19, with a mobile vaccination program targeting employees and their dependents and people in surrounding external communities.
“Due to the low vaccination turnout reported during much of 2021, Firestone Liberia initiated a mobile vaccination outreach program through its Medical Department to take the vaccines to company work locations and into remote areas of the farm and surrounding external communities to assist people in those areas who had to walk long distances to get vaccinated,” said Dr. Benedict Wollor, Firestone Liberia’s medical director.
“Through this effort, nearly 20,000 people were vaccinated with either the Johnson & Johnson or AstraZeneca vaccines. We were able to vaccinate nearly 14,000 people in the Firestone Liberia concession area over the period of May 2021 through January 2022, and 6,0000 people in external surrounding communities, including Dolo Town, Cotton Tree and Barclay Farm. This is a remarkable effort on the part of our mobile vaccination team, said Dr. Wollor.
Firestone Liberia continues to observe all basic safety health protocols to help ensure that teammates and their dependents are safe and continue to remain safe during these times of the pandemic. The company remains in close contact with the Ministry of Health of Liberia to monitor any changes that may occur in the country’s COVID-19 situation.
“Our most important priority remains the well-being and safety of our employees, their dependents, and our communities,” said Don Darden, Firestone Liberia’s general manager. “The efforts of the mobile vaccination team to ensure vaccines are made more accessible, both here at Firestone Liberia and in surrounding communities, means better protection and healthier lives.”
Firestone Liberia’s medical outreach team immunizes teammates with COVID-19 vaccines.