The Union government, today, announced that it will allow all workplaces, public and private, to organise COVID-19 vaccination sessions on their premises if they have 100 eligible beneficiaries.
Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, in a letter to the chief secretaries, said a substantial proportion of population aged 45 years and above is in the organised sector of the economy and is involved in formal occupation in offices (government and private) or manufacturing and services.
He said the states can initiate due consultations with private/public sector employers and management to prepare for launch of workplace vaccination. “Such work place vaccination centres may be launched across states/Union territories from April 11, 2021,” he said.
The number of new coronavirus cases in India hit a record daily high since the outbreak of the pandemic with over 1.15 lakh new infections being reported in a span of 24 hours, pushing the nationwide COVID-19 tally to 1,28,01,785, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Wednesday.