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Covid Shots To Be Allowed In Workplaces, States Asked To Prep

The programme will be launched on April 11 and states have been asked to make preparations.

New Delhi:

Covid vaccination camps can be held at workplaces that have around 100 eligible and willing beneficiaries, the Centre said today to increase accessibility to the vaccine amid an explosive surge in infections. The programme will be launched on April 11 and states and Union Territories have been asked to make adequate preparations.

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 figures from the health ministry have showed that this time, younger people including children, are vulnerable to the disease.

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”.

“On similar lines, in order to increase the access of vaccine to these populations, COVID-19 vaccination sessions may be organized at Work Places (both public & private) which are having about 100 eligible and willing beneficiaries by tagging these work places with an existing COVID Vaccination Center (CVC),” the letter added.

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