Rio Tinto Vaccination Centre Closure and Review

Thank you to our four valued partners: Opti-Soins private clinic, GardaWorld, Globatech, and Accenture. Pictured: Michel Lalancette (Accenture), Sylvain Lemay, Pascale Lamarche (Opti-Soins), Mélanie Hamel (GardaWorld), Jimmy Savard (GardaWorld), Marie-Josée Boily, Sébastien Ross (Rio Tinto), and Francois Audet (Globatech).

After a three-month vaccination campaign, the Rio Tinto Aluminium Vaccination Centre is closing its doors today, 3 August, having administered more than 16,000 doses of the vaccine against COVID-19. In practical terms, this includes:   

  • 4,500 doses to our employees
  • 3,000 doses to their families
  • 1,200 doses to our contractors and their families
  • 7,300 doses to the community at large

Of our 4,100 employees, nearly 60% received their first dose at our vaccination centre and 53% did so for their second dose. 

An outstanding job

Rio Tinto was one of the first companies to express its intention of supporting public health efforts to vaccinate as many Quebecers as possible.

“I would like to congratulate the entire team at the vaccination centre for the outstanding job that they have done,” said Sébastien Ross, Managing Director of Quebec Operations. “A multidisciplinary committee from several groups put considerable effort into setting up a safe and effective vaccination centre in a short period of time. You have shown creativity, flexibility, and dedication. Thanks to you and all our partners, we can say, ‘Mission accomplished!’”