The government of has decided to commence vaccination against covid-19 for children aged between 15-18 after fourth wave hit the country.
According to the sources, the government of Pakistan has decided to vaccinate children aged 15-18 as fourth wave is tending to get worse.
The vaccination will be started from September 13 and they will be vaccinated through Pfizer vaccine.
The National Command and Operational Centre has permitted the vaccination of children aged between 15 to 18 years.
Earlier, the federal government revealed its plan to commence COVID-19 vaccination for people aged below 18 in the country.
According to the plan, “In the first phase, vaccination will be approved for people aged between of 15 and 18. However, in the second phase people aged between 12 and 15 will be inoculated.”
Earlier in July, the Federal Minister for Planning, Development, Reforms Asad Umar posted on Twitter that there are clear early signs of 4th wave which is starting while warning the nation against imposing lockdown again.
“Two weeks back I had tweeted that our artifical intelligence models are showing possible emergence of 4th wave,” the minister mentioned in the tweet.
Asad further said that field reports were showing complete disregard of the condition of vaccination for those attending indoor weddings and going to indoor restaurants & gyms.
“If the owners of these facilities do not show responsibility & ensure compliance, there will be no choice but to shut them down,” he added.