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Covid Workplace Vaccination Guidelines: What You Need to Know | India News

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NEW DELHI: As India is witnessing an increase in Covid-19 cases, the Ministry of Health has issued a set of guidelines to be followed for vaccination in workplaces.
The new rules have been decided to help avoid travel and therefore reduce the risk of exposure to the Covid-19 virus.
They will be applicable in both public and private offices.
Here are some important things to keep in mind if you are going to get vaccinated at your workplace:
1. One type of vaccine will be available in workplaces to avoid confusion.
Only one type of vaccine will be provided in workplaces. This has been done to avoid mixing vaccine types in a recipient’s 1st and 2nd dose.
Vaccination with Covid-19 in the government workplace organized by the district health authorities will be free. However, it will be available for Rs 250 / dose at private CVCs (Covid Vaccination Centers).
Recipients at the workplace who have already received a dose of a different vaccine than the one administered at the CVC workplace will not be vaccinated in session at the CVC workplace.
In the case of a female beneficiary, a member will be present in the room while she is vaccinated.
two. The list of beneficiaries can be accessed through the Co-WIN portal
The complete list of beneficiaries, available on the Co-WIN portal, will be visible to all verifiers and vaccinators. An on-site registration option will also be available.
All vaccination will be recorded in real time until the same day.
3. Aadhar, driver’s license accepted proof of vaccination
Verification will be done by a vaccination officer, preferably with an Aadhar card.
Apart from Aadhar, other approved IDs for vaccination are e-PIC (electronic photo identity card), passport, driver’s license, PAN card, pension document with photo.
4. Digital vaccination certificate for both doses to be delivered to the beneficiary
The beneficiary’s digital vaccination certificate will be generated through Co-WIN.
A printed copy of the vaccination certificate will be delivered to the beneficiary, on site after vaccination.
In order to ensure a smooth process in the offices, the District and Urban working groups will plan a random monitoring in the CVCs of the workplace to ensure compliance with standard operating procedures for vaccination.
This will include verification of beneficiaries to ensure that those eligible are vaccinated, along with AEFI (post-vaccination adverse event).
In addition, the schedule of the vaccination day will be announced to the workplaces, 15 days in advance, so as to ensure maximum attendance on the day of vaccination.

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