back to article Wipro rolls out 'COVID-19 vaccination camps' in India to keep staff alive during virus super-surge

India's big tech companies have mobilized to protect their workforces as the nation experiences a terrifying second wave of COVID-19. Wipro told The Register it has "initiated COVID vaccination camps at one of our facilities for Bangalore-based employees and are making necessary efforts to roll out vaccination camps across …

  1. Notas Badoff

    The interwebs

    Employees, yes, but what about their families? If the employee doesn't get sick but spouse/kids/parents/grandparents/uncles/aunts/etc. do, the employee is still lost to work. The only way this can help is if workplace vaccinates employee and family together.

    1. big_D Silver badge

      Re: The interwebs

      There usually isn't enough vaccine for that. You have to prioritise. You vaccinate employee 1 and his family, employee 2 gets COVID-19 and dies...

      The advice is also to roll-out the vaccination to neighbouring communities, once the employees are vaccinated, which would include family, probably.

      We are still vaccinating the over 70s, but in the last few days, doctors have been inviting anybody who is interested to turn up, once all the planned vaccinations for the day have been completed, if they still have any vials of vaccine left over.

      As more vaccine becomes available and more people have been vaccinated, the vaccination of the wider community can be carried out. In the case of these companies, the equivalent of the "over 70s" group will be their employees and once that group has been vaccinated, they can then roll it out to the wider population in the area, including families of employees.

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

Other stories you might like