Before the full-scale inoculation of the new coronavirus vaccine in the workplace begins on June 21, the companies that applied for the vaccine are beginning to receive the vaccine arranged by the government and a freezer for storage.

Of these, a major trading company in Minato-ku, Tokyo, which is scheduled to start vaccination from the 21st of next week, received 1200 vaccines in a cold bag on the morning of the 15th.

The vaccine was received by an industrial physician, checked for condition, and then stored in a dedicated freezer in a locked space inside the medical office.

Inoculations will be given to a total of 7,500 people in two locations, Tokyo and Osaka, including full-time employees, group company employees, and outsourced employees who perform security and cleaning.

Masahiro Okafuji, Chairman of ITOCHU Corporation, said, "I was waiting for today. I want to inoculate as many people as possible from the 21st to create a bright future."

Yuhei Takahashi, Vaccine Team Leader, said, "We want to make sure that applicants, including those who are seconded or work on consignment, can receive the vaccine, and that those who do not receive the vaccine will not be disadvantaged. I was talking.

Preparations proceed even at a restaurant company

Even restaurant companies, which have many employees who serve customers, are preparing for inoculation.

The company, which has about 2,500 yakiniku and izakaya chains, plans to set up two venues in Yokohama, where its head office is located, and start vaccination in the workplace from the 21st of next week.

In the meeting room of the head office, which is one of the venues, chairs and desks are lined up at the reception and waiting places, assuming the flow of the day of inoculation, and preparations are underway.

The company plans to inoculate twice to 6,000 employees who work in Tokyo and the surrounding three prefectures, as well as part-time employees at each store, and will finish in early August. I want to.

A maximum of 10 doctors and nurses will be assigned to one venue, but since the company's industrial physicians are not full-time employees, they will need human resources by using private services that introduce doctors to companies and hospitals. I want to secure.

Keiichiro Takahashi, General Manager of the Colowide Public Relations Office, said, "We are making preparations so that our employees can work with peace of mind and our customers can eat safely and with peace of mind. I want to expand the target area. "