COVID-19 vaccination at private, public offices w.e.f April 11

The Centre will allow employees to be vaccinated for Rs 250 at their workplaces, if there are 100 beneficiaries

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Starting Aprill 11, the Government will allow COVID-19 vaccination to be administered at public and private offices, provided there are about a 100 employees to be vaccinated. The vaccine will cost Rs 250 per person, and will be administered to those aged 45 and above.

With a sizeable number of people aged 45 and above in the organised sector, working in private- and public-sector offices, this facility is hoped to speed up the vaccination drive. Only the eligible employees will be able to get the shot at the workplace and not their family members. Every such government office, opting for workplace vaccination, will be tagged to the nearest government hospital or vaccination centre.

Every private office opting for workplace vaccination will be tagged to the nearest private vaccination facility / hospital so that vaccination teams can be deployed and vaccination sessions be scheduled or planned at the offices under their jurisdiction.

The offices or workplaces will be selected by district task forces lead by the district magistrate and an urban task force chaired by the municipal commissioner. A senior staff at the concerned workplaces will be appointed as the nodal officer to coordinate the process with the authorities.

Many states are keeping their vaccine centres open 24×7.

Meanwhile, in Maharashtra it is estimated that the State’s stock of 15.76 lakh doses of  Covaxin  and Covishield will be exhausted in the coming three days.

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