Having a jab at inequity
to suPPort its team and the wider community in the fight against COVID-19 infection, Intrepid is offering all of its global office team members paid vaccination leave.
A snapshot of the operator’s recently jabbed employees have jumped on social media to proudly display their new vaccination status (pictured).
“We know that higher global vaccination rates will save lives, restart economies and reopen travel,” Intrepid declared.
However, with vaccine supply either limited or nonexistent in poorer nations, Intrepid is also mobilising its resources through The Intrepid Foundation to contribute $100,000 to UNICEF’s Give the World a Shot fundraiser.
“I’m privileged to have received both of my doses - that is sadly not the case for most of the world,” the company’s CEO James Thornton said in an open letter.
“In fact, less than 1% of vaccines have been delivered to lowincome countries, but vaccines for the privileged simply won’t cut it - billions of lives are still at risk,” he added.
UNICEF is the world’s largest distributor of vaccines and has vaccinated one in every two children on the planet.