Family of employees can be covered under COVID-19 vaccination at workplace: Centre

Centre on Saturday said that family members, dependents of employees can be covered under COVID-19 vaccination at workplaces.

In a letter to all chief secretaries, the Health Ministry said that for industrial and private workplace CVCs (COVID-19 vaccination centres), the vaccine doses will have to be procured by the private hospitals with whom the respective employer ties up.

"The family members and dependants of the workers, as defined by the respective employers, can also be covered with COVID-19 vaccination at the industrial CVCs and the workplace CVCs," Additional Secretary, Union Health Ministry wrote to States/UTs on Saturday.

It said that for government workplace CVCs, beneficiaries aged 45 years or more may be covered through the free vaccine doses supplied by the Centre to the states and Union Territories.

However, the beneficiaries in the age group of 18 to 44 years may be covered through the vaccine doses directly procured by the respective State/UT governments from the vaccine manufacturers, the ministry said.

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