Singapore Airlines has officially joined the ranks of airlines calling for its cabin crew to be vaccinated against the flu or measles. The airline said it would introduce a “complete vaccination requirement” for employees, adding that it was a “priority” for the carrier. “Any employee who fails to be vaccinated is at risk of failing safety inspections and possible disciplinary actions,” it said.
“Vaccination, when given at appropriate times, is an important part of ensuring that we keep our crew and all of our guests safe,” said chief executive Goh Choon Phong.
Singapore Airlines isn’t the only carrier in Singapore to prioritize vaccinations for crewmembers: The whole crew of the upscale airline SilkAir is required to receive the vaccination against influenza. As for the most recent flu scare that struck Singapore, Mr. Goh said “there was a small number of passengers who did not show up for their scheduled connection and were subsequently rebooked on another flight. In addition, some crew who didn’t have their immunization certificates on board did not board with us and hence no flights were cancelled.”