In what has been dubbed a ground-breaking industry association partnership, it has been announced today (7 September) that the Australian Logistics Council (ALC) and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia have partnered to provide ALC members access to the Guild Corporate Covid-19 Vaccination Program.
The program will reportedly allow for immediate access to vaccinations for ALC member companies and their workforces through up to 3,500 pharmacy locations across Australia.
The Guild Corporate Vaccination Program provides another pathway for essential freight and supply chain workers to get vaccinated, at a place and time convenience to them.
“The partnership with the Pharmacy Guild is about mobilising existing health infrastructure and services, particularly in regional areas, to support ALC member companies and their workforces with access to Covid-19 vaccines,” says ALC CEO Brad Williams, welcoming the partnership.
“Supply chain workers continue to be the unsung heroes of the pandemic.
“We hope by providing additional options for our member organisations to access vaccines, this will go some way to alleviating the pressure they are under with testing regimes and border restrictions,” he says.
National President of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Adjunct Professor Trent Twomey, also welcomes the partnership with the ALC to offer Covid-19 vaccinations to their members through a personalised booking platform.
“For many years now, community pharmacy has operated a successful nationwide workplace vaccination service delivering influenza vaccines under the banner of Guild Corporate Health, we’re proud to incorporate Covid-19 vaccinations into this service and partner with the Australian Logistics Council,” says Mr Twomey.
ALC and the Guild look forward to working together on this initiative, supporting freight and supply chain workers as they continue to deliver for Australians every day, in a safe and healthy way.