India-based film maker Cosmo Films Ltd.'s nonprofit arm, Cosmo Foundation, organized a one-day COVID-19 vaccination drive in Delhi as part of its work to "promote the quality of life" for communities that are home to Cosmo's manufacturing sites.
Cosmo Foundation said it saw an opportunity to support the rural community and marginalized workers along with police and health workers, teachers and the elderly.
"No one can predict what the future holds for the people of our country as we are seeing new variants of COVID-19 which are about to strike us with new waves," Yamini Jaipuria, managing trustee of Cosmo Foundation, said in a news release. "Our priority should be to get people vaccinated as soon as possible to fight against COVID-19. We need to promote vaccination drives and increase the vaccine counts in order to decrease the death counts. Together we can win this fight against the deadly disease."
Cosmo is not alone, of course. Similar employee and community vaccination programs have taken place worldwide. In Juarez, Mexico, automotive supplier Lear Corp. set up rows of chairs to help innoculate 20,000 workers, family members and members of the public in mid-July, our sister paper Automotive News noted.