Bengaluru, April 08, 2021: Karnataka would start administering Covid-19 vaccines at prominent government and private workplaces from April 11, state Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar said on Wednesday.
"Starting April 11, the Covid-19 vaccines can be distributed in all private and government workplaces which have at least 100 eligible and willing beneficiaries above 45 years of age," K Sudhakar told reporters.
The Minister was with Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa during their video conference held with the authorities of districts of Bidar, Kalaburagi, Tumakuru, Chikkamagaluru, Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Hassan, Mandya, Mysuru and Chitradurga to review the Covid-19 situation.
Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Sudhakar said the objective to start vaccination drive at workplaces would accelerate the vaccination drive and ensure quicker and better coverage.
According to him, several large IT firms and industries had requested the government to allow vaccination on their premises. "Companies can now provide vaccination to their employees at their offices if there are more than 100 eligible and willing beneficiaries," the Minister said.