Dow India conducts free vaccination drive for neighbor communities

Dow India vaccination drive through CSR initiative

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Dow India vaccination drive inoculated nearly 590 people in Navi Mumbai
Dow India vaccination drive inoculated nearly 590 people in Navi Mumbai

A free-for-all vaccination drive was conducted for nearly 590 people from neighboring communities in Navi Mumbai. This was a part of a CSR initiative from Dow Chemical International.

NGO Freedom For You Foundation was instrumental in executing this drive that received some phenomenal response from the entire community. The pandemic has wreaked havoc across all communities. The second wave has specifically made us realize that the vaccine is available security that we must partake in for friends and family.

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Dow India vaccination drive

This drive supported all permitted age groups and some people with disabilities. It ensured vaccinating the most vulnerable professions including, maids, autorickshaw drivers, laborers, shopkeepers, Maharashtra State Transport Corporation staff, among others.

Such initiatives for the communities are a valuable contribution and will make a difference!

Dow Chemical International (Dow India) aims to be the most innovative, sustainable, inclusive customer-centric materials science company. The company is committed to delivering the right solutions to its customers’ challenges every day. With the broadest technology sets spanning performance materials, industrial intermediates, and plastics Dow India delivers differentiated science-based products and solutions in high-growth segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, and consumer care.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

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