WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA – Trustco, always aware of its social commitment as a proudly Namibian company, and keeping in line with best international practices, recently joined the national COVID-19 vaccination campaign, championed by the Namibian government. The employees of the group, as key service providers to the general public, were united in their resolve to support and promote the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out in solidarity with the Namibian nation.
The first phase of Namibia’s vaccination campaign kicked off on the 19th of April 2021. The Managing Director of Trustco Group Holdings, Dr Quinton van Rooyen, and his family supported the drive by joining the national queue for their jabs.
Vaccines have been used to control the spread of diseases for decades and the COVID-19 vaccine is no different. While there may be individual reasons for non-vaccination and a clear understanding that taking the vaccine is voluntary, the Ministry of Health and Social Services actively encourages all Namibians to consider joining in the vaccination roll-out currently underway at many points countrywide. One staff member, COO of the Institute for Open Learning, Mr. Hipa Murangi, appealed to all to follow the lead of Trustco. “I felt perfectly fine after my vaccination; the risks and negative effects associated with the vaccine are way less than the risk of contracting the disease and losing your life in the process. Let’s join hands as Namibians and stop this pandemic in its tracks!” he said.
The ultimate goal of the national vaccination campaign is achieving herd immunity – an indirect protection from an infectious disease that occurs when a population is protected against the spread of a disease by the majority of its people being immune. Only through herd immunity will Namibians be able to return to its former sense of normalcy and will various industries be able to operate at full capacity again.
Vaccination is not only a matter of personal health, but also one of protecting our fellow Namibians, our loved ones, our livelihoods, as well as our economy and our health system. Trustco fully supports halting the spread of COVID-19 by achieving herd immunity through vaccinations to allow for a safe country and a safe working environment for all its employees.