ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) has decided to initiate mass vaccination campaign under “whole of the nation approach” in collaboration with various public and private partners to achieve the objective.
Two separate sessions of the NCOC with Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar in the chair were held with owners of media houses, representatives of chambers of commerce and Pakistan Business Council.
The forum in sequel to the National Coordination Committee meeting chaired by the prime minister on May 31, made the decision to initiate mass vaccination campaign.
The Mass Vaccination Drive strategy focuses on motivation of public through effective media partnership, capacity building of existing vaccination infrastructure and uninterrupted supply of vaccine including indigenous production of PakVac started from June 1 by National Institute of Health.
The NCOC has set a target to vaccinate 70 million people by the end of this year.
The participants extended their whole hearted support to contribute in national mass vaccination campaign steered by the NCOC.
Asad Umar said that the campaign was aimed at reducing the adverse effects of the disease to provide a substantial flexibility to business community by removing the restrictions.
“Most of the registrations as well as administration of vaccine have taken place in Islamabad,” he said.