Citizens above 15 years now eligible for vaccination: NCOC
ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) has further extended the age limit of vaccination to 15 years old citizens.
The NCOC has announced to inoculate those 17 years or above against coronavirus from September 17.
NCOC chief and Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar said they had decided in the NCOC meeting today to lower the eligible age for Covid-19 vaccination to 15 years and older. “Starting September 1, vaccination of 17 years old will start. For 15 and 16 years old start date will be announced later,” he tweeted.
Later, while addressing media in Islamabad along with Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr Faisal Sultan, the federal minister relayed that 89 percent vaccination had been completed in educational institutes. He said that transporters and schools would not be able to work without vaccination from August 31.
Moreover, he said that people would not be allowed to travel through air after September 30 without full vaccination doses, neither anybody could travel to Pakistan without vaccination. While, from August 30 to September 30 restrictions would also be imposed on hotels and guest houses.
Those who have not received vaccination would not be allowed to attend wedding ceremonies either after September 30, he maintained. He said that students above 17 years must get themselves vaccinated at least one dose until September 15.