Another vaccine included as a Booster dose, Health Minister said
According to sources, the Federal government has taken steps to speed up corona booster dose vaccination. The government has added another vaccine to the booster dose set. The AstraZeneca vaccine will be used as a booster dose across the country.
With the addition of AstraZeneca, the number of vaccines included in the Corona booster dosage has risen to five.
The decision to impose AstraZeneca as a booster dose has been made for public convenience. Prior to this, booster doses of SinoPharm, Moderna, Pfizer, and Sinovac are being applied.
The federal government has provided a consignment of AstraZeneca vaccine to the provinces for booster doses and the vaccine will now be used as a booster shot at various centers.
The National Command and Operations Center has lowered the age limit for booster doses after the fifth wave of Corona intensified in Pakistan.
The NCOC said in a statement on the social networking site Twitter that people over the age of 18 in the country can get a booster vaccine after the six months of vaccination.
On December 1, the NCOC approved a booster dose of the corona vaccine. In the first phase, frontline workers, those over 50 years of age and with weakened immune systems will be vaccinated. However, a six-month interval between the booster dose and the previous dose is mandatory.