Centre asks States to extend COVID-19 vaccination drive at workplaces to all employees, their family members and dependents

Centre has said that the vaccination drive at workplaces could be extended to all employees as well as their family members and dependents. The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry has written a letter to all States and Union Territories in this regard. It said, for vaccinating beneficiaries in industrial and private workplace Covid Vaccination Centres, the vaccine doses will have to be procured by the private hospitals with which the employers tie up for Vaccination.

In case of government workplace vaccination centres, beneficiaries who are 45 years old or more are eligible to get the Vaccine for free from the doses supplied by the Centre to the states and UTs. However, the beneficiaries in the age group of 18 to 44 should be vaccinated from the doses directly procured by the respective state and UT governments directly from the vaccine manufacturers.

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