Centre to permit COVID-19 vaccination at workplaces having 100 eligible beneficiaries from 11 April

Centre to permit COVID-19 vaccination at workplaces having 100 eligible beneficiaries from 11 April

Well being Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, in a letter to the chief secretaries, stated a considerable proportion of the inhabitants above the age of 45 is within the organised sector of the economic system

Centre to allow COVID-19 vaccination at workplaces having 100 eligible beneficiaries from 11 April

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New Delhi: The federal government will enable COVID-19 vaccination at private and non-private workplaces having about 100 eligible beneficiaries from 11 April throughout states and Union Territories.

Well being Secretary Rajesh Bhushan in a letter to the chief secretaries stated a considerable proportion of the inhabitants aged 45 years and above is within the organised sector of the economic system and is concerned in formal occupation in workplaces (authorities and personal) or manufacturing and providers.

“In an effort to enhance the entry of vaccine to those populations, COVID-19 vaccination periods could also be organised at workplaces (each private and non-private) that are having about 100 eligible and prepared beneficiaries by tagging these workplaces with an present COVID vaccination centre,” Bhushan stated within the letter .

He stated the states can provoke due consultations with personal/public sector employers and administration to arrange for launch of office vaccination.

“Such office vaccination centres could also be launched throughout states/Union Territories from 11 April, 2021,” he stated.

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