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

Centre to allow COVID-19 vaccination at workplaces having 100 eligible beneficiaries from 11 April
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Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, in a letter to the chief secretaries, said a substantial proportion of the population above the age of 45 is in the organised sector of the economy

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

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New Delhi: The government will allow COVID-19 vaccination at public and private workplaces having about 100 eligible beneficiaries from 11 April across states and Union Territories.

Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan in a letter to the chief secretaries said a substantial proportion of the population aged 45 years and above is in the organised sector of the economy and is involved in formal occupation in offices (government and private) or manufacturing and services.

“In order to increase the access of vaccine to these populations, COVID-19 vaccination sessions may be organised at workplaces (both public and private) which are having about 100 eligible and willing beneficiaries by tagging these workplaces with an existing COVID vaccination centre,” Bhushan said in the letter .

He said the states can initiate due consultations with private/public sector employers and management to prepare for launch of workplace vaccination.

“Such workplace vaccination centres may be launched across states/Union Territories from 11 April, 2021,” he said.

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