Polyus has launched a two-stage vaccination campaign at Natalka ahead of the winter season. The programme is designed to help reduce cases of acute respiratory infections, influenza and viral pneumonia.
All employees undergo a health checkup before the vaccination, where their temperature, blood pressure and oxygen levels are measured. Medical staff also carry out health checks to ensure that employees won’t have an allergic reaction to the vaccine.
By implementing a successful influenza vaccination campaign, with at least 70% of employees receiving the vaccine, Polyus expects to see a reduction in the infection rate to 3.8% of the total number of personnel at the Natalka mine, thereby minimizing the risk of widespread acute respiratory infections.