Poultry processor Mountaire Farms is coordinating vaccinations for employees.
Recently, Tidal Health, Seaford and Salisbury, reached out to Mountaire regarding vaccinations in Maryland and Delaware.
After weeks of planning, Mountaire arranged for buses from each processing plant to transport workers to Tidal Health in Seaford during their shift.
Next week, Health and Wellness Centers located at Mountaire facilities in Millsboro and Selbyville will vaccinate workers in coordination with Premise Health. Premise Health has operated the company’s Health and Wellness Centers for many years and worked with Mountaire to develop the vaccination plan.
In North Carolina, Premise Health will also receive vaccines next week for Mountaire employees.
“We are grateful to be able to provide this for our workforce,” said President Phillip Plylar. “Many people to thank at Tidal Health, Premise, and within state leadership in Maryland and Delaware for pulling this together – Thank you. Would also like to thank the team at Beebe for their continued support. We have a lot of very excited people.”
Mountaire officials have asked employees to sign up for the vaccine if they were interested since news of the vaccine first became available in late December. Also, Mountaire has produced a series of videos in multiple languages concerning the benefits of the vaccine.
“With nearly 5,000 team members on the Shore, it will take some time to get everyone vaccinated. However, we care about our people and communities and are committed to getting this done. We are up for the challenge and encourage all of our employees to get the vaccine.” Plylar said.
Mountaire is sweetening the deal with a $40 Visa gift card.