‘Sindh on track to meet Covid vaccination target’

Roughly nine million doses have been administered thus far, says Sindh health minister


Our Correspondent August 14, 2021
Coronavirus Pakistan. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI:

Sindh is on track to have 40 per cent of its adult population vaccinated by month-end, meeting the inoculation target set by the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC).

Speaking to the media after inaugurating a drive-through vaccination unit on the premises of the National Stadium on Friday, Sindh Health Minister Dr Azra Pechuho said that to overcome the pandemic at least 70 to 80 per cent of the population needed to be vaccinated. Roughly nine million doses have been administered thus far, said the minister, who was flanked by Sindh Information Minister Saeed Ghani and representatives of a private bank and the Pakistan Cricket Board.

She said that vaccinated individuals who contract the virus showed only mild symptoms.

Separately, in a letter to all district health officers the Sindh health services director-general directed that separate cubicles and registration desks be set up for transpersons at all coronavirus vaccination centres.

He said that vaccination camps will be set up near residences to facilitate transpersons and having a computerised national identity card (CNIC) would not be a requirement to get the jab.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 14th, 2021.

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