TRINRE Insurance Company Limited has introduced incentives for members of staff who are vaccinated or make efforts to get vaccinated, and is calling on Corporate Trinidad and Tobago to consider a similar approach to get vaccine numbers up.
The company introduced these measures for its staff to co-operate with the national effort to encourage increased vaccination.
These include grocery vouchers to vaccinated staff and staff who schedule vaccine appointments ranging between $300 —$600.
As for vaccine hesitant staff, the company said it will give vouchers valued at 50% less than vaccinated staff to those who agree to consult with a doctor. That voucher will be raised to 100% if the staff member agrees to get vaccinated.
The company acknowledged that exceptions would be made for staff who are unable to take the vaccines due to medical conditions.
In a statement, TRINRE said the organisation had taken note of efforts being made by the Government to ensure an increased acceptance of vaccinations to further the goal of herd immunity.
In announcing the package of incentives, TRINRE said it wished to re-emphasize the importance of vaccination to get the country to herd immunity in the shortest possible time, observing the tragic loss of life already experienced and the tremendous effects on the economy and the country as a whole, while the global virus continues to result in various variants.
TRINRE said it held the belief that corporate T&T can play a major role in encouraging employees to get vaccinated by using various incentives.