December 8, 2021


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Etihad Vaccinates 100 Percent of Onboard Crew

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Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, claims it has develop into the initially airline in the entire world with all its running pilots and cabin crew vaccinated to help curb the unfold of COVID-19 and give passengers who vacation with the airline further peace of thoughts.  

This accomplishment was manufactured possible by means of Etihad’s “Protected Together” personnel vaccination initiative, which was formally released in January this yr. Building on the U.A.E.’s “Choose to Vaccinate” campaign, “Protected Together” is about supporting employees consider proactive, individual steps toward guarding on their own versus COVID-19.

In 2020, Etihad took considerable steps to supporting employees to obtain the COVID-19 vaccine. In collaboration with the health authorities, the airline facilitated obtain for its frontline team to the U.A.E.’s crisis-use program. Etihad was 1 of the very first businesses in the cash to secure spots for their frontline staff—including pilots and cabin crew—in Abu Dhabi’s vaccination software. Etihad also ensured the Etihad Airways Medical Centre became an accredited COVID-19 vaccination clinic. 

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Beyond Etihad’s staff members, their dependents ended up also equipped to be vaccinated through the Etihad Airways Health-related Centre.  

To aid more mature personnel assurance, the “Protected Together” initiative includes digital talks to connect staff members with foremost professional medical specialists and cellular clinics, so workforce can get the vaccine at operate, and workers are provided entry to uncomplicated and crystal clear vaccine information. Following the U.A.E.’s goal to vaccinate half of its populace by the conclude of March 2021, Etihad is ahead of timetable with above 75 percent of its full workforce already getting received at minimum a single dose of the vaccine.

Good to know: In January, Etihad was awarded Diamond standing for ensuring the best specifications of cleanliness and sanitization in the inaugural APEX Wellness Basic safety, powered by SimpliFlying audit.

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