Cummins Inc. is vaccinating employees, contingent workers and their dependents, for free, according to a press release from the company. Cummins is administering the vaccines through mobile vaccination clinics, beginning in Columbus, Indiana on Friday, April 9, with other U.S. locations to follow.
Cummins partner, Premise Health will be on-site inoculating employees and their dependents with the Pfizer vaccine at five major facilities in Southern Indiana, beginning at the Columbus MidRange Engine Plant (CMEP).
“We are excited to have procured 2,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine from the Indiana State Department of Health for our employees and their dependents,” said Bob Chestnut, Cummins Chief Medical Director. “The health and safety of our employees and our communities are a top priority, and we see the vaccine as a critical piece in our efforts to resume some of the ways in which we traditionally worked and lived.”
Although Cummins is hosting on-site clinics, Dr. Chestnut continues to encourage employees to not wait on the clinics to receive their vaccination. “Studies show a vaccination can be extremely effective in improving the health and safety of communities, so we continue to encourage employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine when they become eligible in their area,” added Chestnut.
Registration for additional Cummins U.S. and global on-site clinics will be announced to employees internally, as the company works with the local governments to procure vaccinations.