Updated: May 23, 2021 9:55:03 am
Family members and dependants of employees can also be vaccinated at industrial and workplace Covid Vaccination Centres (CVCs), the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare clarified on Saturday.
In a letter to all states and Union Territories, Health Ministry’s Additional Secretary Vikas Sheel stated, “Several queries have been received in the Ministry regarding coverage of family members of workers, along with workers at Industrial CVCs and Workplace CVCs. In view of the provisions of the Liberalised Pricing and Accelerated National Covid-19 Vaccination Strategy and with the objective of further accelerating the vaccination drive following clarifications are issued…”
The letter, sent on May 21, stated, “The family members and dependants of workers, as defined by the respective employers, can also be covered with Covid-19 vaccination at Industrial CVCs and Workplace CVCs.”
However, it clarified that for industrial CVCs and private workplace CVCs covering family members and dependants of workers, vaccine doses will have to be procured by the private hospitals with which the employer concerned ties up for vaccination.
The letter mentioned that at government workshop CVCs, government employees aged 45 years or more can be covered through free vaccine doses supplied by the Centre to the states and UTs. “The beneficiaries in the age group of 18 to 44 years may be covered through vaccine doses directly procured by the respective State/ UT Government from the vaccine manufacturers,” the letter stated.
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