The Cyprus Hotels Association (Pasyxe) revealed on Wednesday that, by the end of this week, mobile vaccination units would be deployed at over 80 hotels in Cyprus to vaccinate staff.
According to Pasyxe, more than 50 per cent of hotel employees remain currently unvaccinated.
“We have identified this issue in recent weeks and we have contacted the ministry of health directly in order to come up with a plan to solve it,” Pasyxe Director General Philokypros Roussounides told Cyprus Mail.
“We have also contacted our members and provided them with information and material that they can pass onto their employees informing them about the benefits of the vaccine. We want to create awareness, so hotel staff can understand why it is important to receive the jab.”
Roussounides said that the mobile vaccination units initiative was a brainchild of Pasyxe and that, thanks to their cooperation with the ministry of health, the number of vaccinated hotel employees in the weeks to come is poised to grow.
“We have also invited other hotel associations, such as Pasyxide and the Association of Cyprus Tourist Enterprises (Stek) to join the initiative and many hotels have responded positively.
“We need to invert the trend and increase the number of vaccinated hotel staff members in the island. I am sure our initiative will have an impact, Roussounides concluded.
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