Vaccination campaign being spread across country

Parliamentary Health Secretary Nausheen says no shortage of vaccines; govt providing free supply to public

APP August 23, 2021
People patiently wait in a queue for their anti-Covid jabs at a vaccination centre in Rawalpindi. PHOTO: INP


Parliamentary Health Secretary Dr Nausheen Hamid on Sunday said that around 30% of door-to-door coronavirus vaccine inculcation was being increased in various parts of the country to cover maximum target adult population till end of year 2021.

Talking to a private news channel, she said the vaccination targets set by the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) would be achieved soon and mobile teams on all union council and district levels were playing an active role for door-to-door vaccination drive.

Pakistan has successfully crossed an important landmark of 40 million total vaccine doses for eligible population, she said.

There has been no shortage of Covid vaccines and the government has been providing free supply of vaccines to public, she added.

Describing the current Covid-19 situation, she said the virus in fourth wave had spread rapidly, with cases, positivity ratio and hospitalizations all witnessing a spike, adding that the government has re-implemented strict immigration measures and smart lockdown policy to mitigate the spread of Covid-19.

To a question, she said more dosages of Sinopharm and Sinovac vaccines have reached Pakistan which was being distributed to all provinces equally.

In line with the health ministry's plans as well as the objectives of the National Covid-19 vaccination campaign, she once again asked all the eligible population to get vaccinated and to encourage their family members, friends and colleagues to follow suit for their common good.

The government has set a target to vaccinate its 80% of population till end of December, she said, adding that in a bid to meet that goal, the vaccination program will be further expanded.

She also hailed the NCOC for playing a major role in identifying hot spot cities and coronavirus cases in various cities of the country, NCOC has increased 'testing, tracing, ventilators, oxygen beds numbers in hospitals to meet the challenges.

She underlined vaccination is our national duty and moral obligation which is helping us for controlling the spread of the fourth wave of coronavirus.

Citizens can protect themselves from corona by getting a vaccination, she added. 


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