Asad Umar, Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives, on Tuesday announced that the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) had decided to begin vaccination for all children aged 12 and above.
“Special drive will be run for vaccination at schools to make it easier for children to be vaccinated” Asad Umar stated on Twitter after the NCOC meeting.
On the 27th of September, the country assessed 961,340 Covid-19 dosages, according to NCOC figures. Pakistan has so far injected 79,531,641 doses.
Since September 1, people above the age of 17 have been able to be vaccinated for Covid-19. During a news briefing, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr. Faisal Sultan declared that these teenagers would need to be completely vaccinated by the 15th of October in order to be allowed to enter educational institutions. Soon after, the public government chose to start injecting teens of 15 to 17 aged with Covid-19 vaccines.
The NCOC statement stated that those under the age of 18 will be required to give their B-form number in order to register in the National Immunization Management System.
In the previous 24 hours, 1,400 persons tested positive for COVID-19, according to the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC). Positive cases made up 3.17 percent of the total.
Novel coronavirus has claimed 41 lives in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 1,241,825. The total number of fatalities in Pakistan has risen to 27,638.