To Vaccinate or Not
January 30, 2022
According to the CDC, Omicron has been found in most states. There is no hard and fast evidence on how easily this new variant spreads, how sick it can make you , or how well vaccines can help to work against it. The CDC believes, it seems, that Omicron will spread more easily than the original SARS-CoV-2 virus. They think it is also likely that anyone with the Omicron infection can spread the virus to others, even if they are vaccinated or don’t have symptoms.
Covid-19 Omicron variant shots are stirring up quite a controversy. Just consider the overwhelming number of truck drivers currently protesting in Canada’s capital Ottawa against vaccine mandates required to cross into the United States.
Will vaccines make a difference? The CDC has hopes that they will. What we do know is that even with vaccines, breakthrough infections with those who are fully vaccinated are likely to occur. Now more than ever, those in the transportation industry need to be cautious while traveling. Wearing a mask, sanitizing, and maintaining a safe distance from others in public areas may help protect drivers from a number of health problems, including Omicron.
For more information on how Millis Transfer is helping their drivers stay safe during the pandemic, give us a call at 1-800-937-0880. Dare to Compare Millis Transfer on these measures and you’ll find we’re leading the way in safe workplace practices.
About Millis Transfer
Millis Transfer, Getting It There © since 1936, has an impressive service record earning dozens of “Carrier of the Year” and safety awards, two Best Fleet to Drive For nominations and recognition as a Certified Top Pay Carrier for more than 14 years. Headquartered in Black River Falls, Wis., the company has grown to an 800+ truck carrier primarily operating east of the Mississippi River. Extra perks for Millis drivers include a maximum pay rate of 47-58cpm, beautiful and well- maintained equipment, as well as a long list of amenities and benefits.
Maintenance facilities and drop yards are also strategically located throughout the company’s operating area. Its sister company, Millis Training Institute, offers five school locations that provide students with quality training in order to earn their CDL-A license. To learn more, please visit www.millistransfer.com or www.mtidriving.com.