New Delhi: Amid upsurge in Covid cases, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare directed the States and Union Territories to launch work place vaccination centres from April 11, 2021.
Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Rajesh Bhushan wrote a letter to the States and UTs yesterday asking them to begin consultations with private and public sector employees and management for the launch of the workplace vaccinations.
Bhushan further stated in order to increase the access of vaccine to significant number of populations, Covid-19 vaccination sessions may be conducted at workplaces including private organizations having about 100 eligible and willing beneficiaries.
He observed that a substantial proportion of population aged 45 years and above are in the organized sector of the economy and is involved in formal occupation in government and private offices or manufacturing and services sector.
Worth mentioning, the Covid-19 vaccination was extended to people aged 45 years and above from April 1, 2021 across the country.