Gütersloh, 05/28/2021

Bertelsmann Vaccination Center Starts Up June 8

Subject: Employees, Society, Corona
Country: Germany
Category: Project

On June 8, the Bertelsmann Vaccination Center in Gütersloh will begin vaccinating colleagues from local Group companies against the coronavirus. An online registration portal will be activated shortly. The company seeks to make an important contribution to containing the pandemic in this way.The vaccines for the company Vaccination Center in Gütersloh have been ordered, and a registration portal will soon be activated, enabling the company to make an important contribution to containing the pandemic.

The Bertelsmann Vaccination Center in Gütersloh is ready to take up its work. The specially erected large tent at the local Arvato campus is fully equipped – the only thing missing now is the Covid vaccine. According to Bertelsmann’s senior company doctor Sebastian Köhne, it will be arriving shortly, so that the first Bertelsmann colleagues from Gütersloh companies can be vaccinated on June 8. However, it is not yet clear how much vaccine Bertelsmann will actually receive. As things stand at the start of the vaccination campaign, Dr. Köhne expects to receive significantly fewer doses than ordered.

Dedicated information hotline

“We are delighted to finally be included in the nationwide vaccination campaign, even though it will take a few more days before the registration platform for our Vaccination Center operated by Arvato Systems can go on line,” says Martin Kewitsch, Head of Bertelsmann’s Crisis Management Team, expressing relief at the approval by the German Federal Ministry of Health. For months, Kewitsch and Dr. Köhne have been intensively preparing the launch of the Bertelsmann Vaccination Center. Our colleagues in Company Medical Services currently have their hands full with this task, so a dedicated information hotline will soon be set up to which Bertelsmann employees can direct their questions. Employees of Gütersloh-based companies who have a lot of contact with people in the course of their work will be the first to be given the opportunity for vaccination. This includes, in particular, employees who regularly have to work on site at the company and who, due to their job, have no or only very limited opportunities to switch to working from home. As soon as sufficient capacities of vaccine and appointments are available, all other Bertelsmann employees in Gütersloh will soon have the opportunity to be vaccinated. Preparations for the company’s in-house vaccination campaigns are also in full swing at other Bertelsmann sites in Germany.