COVID Jabs Permitted at Workplaces, Centre Issues Notice to States to Prepare for Launch by Sunday

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  • All firms having 100 employees are granted permits to administer the vaccine
  • Launch scheduled on Sunday
  • Children found more vulnerable to the mutant strains

New Delhi: The Centre has released notice on COVID vaccinations administration at workplaces. In order to increase the accessibility to vaccines amid the explosive surge, the centre permitted firms having 100 employees eligible to hold vaccination camps at their premises. The vaccine will be available for people aged 45 years and above, the government said, amid a huge demand to allow its access to all adults.

Recent data from the Union Health Ministry revealed vulnerability of lower age group to the mutant strains.

A letter from the health secretary to the Chief Secretary sent today read: “With support of the State Governments/UT administration, the efforts have been to consistently make the vaccination drive more pragmatic and also more acceptable and purposeful to the beneficiaries”.   

The letter illustrated the eligibility of the private and public sectors and tagged them with an existing CVC to administer the jab. 

India ranks third globally after Brazil and US in the COVID charts. Beginning its mega inoculation drive in January 2021.Vaccination coverage exceeded 8.7 Crores with more than 33 Lakh doses given in the last 24 hours. The Nation surpasses the US to become the fastest vaccinating country in the world.

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